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etcd + placement + virt-install → compute

I've had a few persistent complaints in my four and half years of working on OpenStack, but two that stand out are:

  • The use of RPC—with large complicated objects being passed around on a message bus—to make things happen. It's fragile, noisy, over-complicated, hard to manage, hard to …


Placement From PyPI

Today the OpenStack placement service has reached something of a milestone: It is now possible to install it from PyPI and make it do its thing. Here's a quick shell script that demonstrates (without keystone). It requires a working python3 development environment but is otherwise self-contained.

Because keystone is not …


Placement Container Playground 8

I've recently made some fairly substantial changes to the container used throughout the Placement Container Playground series, so I figure an update is in order. The previous update was Playground 7.

The main changes involve the management of configuration. Throughout this process I've been trying to align myself with what …


Mailing List Review

OpenStack is in the process of merging several of its mailing lists into one, openstack-discuss. The hope is to break down some of the artificial and arbitrary boundaries between developers, users, operators, deployers, and other "stakeholders" in the community. We need and want to blur the boundaries. Everyone should be …

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