That's an interesting idea to use cloud-init, but it looks like such agent will be unable to provide feedback like results of running commands.
On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Joshua Harlow <harlo...@yahoo-inc.com>wrote: > Another idea that I'll put up for consideration (since I work with the > cloud-init codebase also). > > Cloud-init which currently does lots of little useful initialization > types of activities (similar to the racker agents activities) has been > going through some of the same questions as to should it be an agent > (or respond to some type of system signal on certain activities, like new > network metadata available). So this could be another way to go. > > Including (ccing) scott who probably has more ideas around this to :-) > >  https://launchpad.net/cloud-init >  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cloud-init/+bug/1153626 > > On 12/6/13 12:12 PM, "Sandy Walsh" <sandy.wa...@rackspace.com> wrote: > > > > > > >On 12/06/2013 03:45 PM, Dmitry Mescheryakov wrote: > >> Hello all, > >> > >> We would like to push further the discussion on unified guest agent. You > >> may find the details of our proposal at . > >> > >> Also let me clarify why we started this conversation. Savanna currently > >> utilizes SSH to install/configure Hadoop on VMs. We were happy with that > >> approach until recently we realized that in many OpenStack deployments > >> VMs are not accessible from controller. That brought us to idea to use > >> guest agent for VM configuration instead. That approach is already used > >> by Trove, Murano and Heat and we can do the same. > >> > >> Uniting the efforts on a single guest agent brings a couple advantages: > >> 1. Code reuse across several projects. > >> 2. Simplified deployment of OpenStack. Guest agent requires additional > >> facilities for transport like message queue or something similar. > >> Sharing agent means projects can share transport/config and hence ease > >> life of deployers. > >> > >> We see it is a library and we think that Oslo is a good place for it. > >> > >> Naturally, since this is going to be a _unified_ agent we seek input > >> from all interested parties. > > > >It might be worth while to consider building from the Rackspace guest > >agents for linux  and windows . Perhaps get them moved over to > >stackforge and scrubbed? > > > >These are geared towards Xen, but that would be a good first step in > >making the HV-Guest pipe configurable. > > > > https://github.com/rackerlabs/openstack-guest-agents-unix > > > https://github.com/rackerlabs/openstack-guest-agents-windows-xenserver > > > >-S > > > > > >>  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/UnifiedGuestAgent > >> > >> Thanks, > >> > >> Dmitry > >> > >> > >> _______________________________________________ > >> OpenStack-dev mailing list > >> OpenStackemail@example.com > >> http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > >> > > > >_______________________________________________ > >OpenStack-dev mailing list > >OpenStackfirstname.lastname@example.org > >http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > > > _______________________________________________ > OpenStack-dev mailing list > OpenStackemail@example.com > http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev > -- Sincerely yours, Sergey Lukjanov Savanna Technical Lead Mirantis Inc.
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