[Openstack] Instance IDs and Multiple Zones

Paul Voccio paul.voccio at rackspace.com
Wed Mar 23 02:47:45 UTC 2011


I spoke with Jorge earlier today and this is still treated as the instance
id. That instance can fail or succeed, but the id of what you call to
retrieve that status never changes.


On 3/22/11 2:55 PM, "Ed Leafe" <ed.leafe at rackspace.com> wrote:

>On Mar 22, 2011, at 3:20 PM, Paul Voccio wrote:
>> This means the api isn't
>> asynchronous if it has to wait for the zone to create the id. From page
>> of the API Spec states the following:
>> "Note that when creating a server only the server ID and the admin
>> password are guaranteed to be returned in the request object. Additional
>> attributes may be retrieved by performing subsequent GETs on the
>> This creates a problem with the bursting if Z1 calls to Z2, which is a
>> public cloud, which has to wait for Z3-X to find out where it is going
>> placed. How would this work?
>    I thought this had been changed to return a reservation ID, which
>would then be used to get information about the instance once it had been
>created. That would allow the API to return immediately without having to
>wait for a host to be selected, an instance to be created, networking to
>be configured, etc.
>-- Ed Leafe

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