On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Nachi Ueno <na...@ntti3.com> wrote:

> Hi Oleg
>
> 2014/1/9 Oleg Gelbukh <ogelb...@mirantis.com>:
> > On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 12:18 AM, Nachi Ueno <na...@ntti3.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> 2014/1/9 Jeremy Hanmer <jer...@dreamhost.com>:
> >>
> >> > How do you see these interactions defined?  For instance, if I deploy
> >> > a custom driver for Neutron, does that mean I also have to patch
> >> > everything that will be talking to it (Nova, for instance) so they can
> >> > agree on compatibility?
> >>
> >> Nova / Neutron talks with neturon api. so it should be OK because we
> >> are talking care
> >> backward compatibility in the REST API.
> >>
> >> The point in my example is neutron server + neutron l2 agent sync.
> >
> >
> > What about doing it the other way round, i.e. allow one server to query
> > certain configuration parameter(s) from the other via RPC? I believe I've
> > seen such proposal quite some time ago in Nova blueprints, but with no
> > actual implementation.
>
> I agree. This is a my current choice.
>

But my point is that you shouldn't be thinking about this as "querying
configuration settings." The fact that a piece of information one service
needs is stored in the configuration file of another service is an
implementation detail. It might move. The name of the option could change.
The way the value is determined might change.

So don't tie yourself to the configuration setting location and name of
another service. Ask the service the question you have, and let it provide
an answer. Make it a specific RPC call, so the input parameters can be
versioned and the response type can be versioned.

Doug



>
> > --
> > Best regards,
> > Oleg Gelbukh
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> > Also, I know that I run what is probably a more complicated cluster
> >> > than most production clusters, but I can't think of very many
> >> > configuration options that are globally in sync across the cluster.
> >> > Hypervisors, network drivers, mysql servers, API endpoints...they all
> >> > might vary between hosts/racks/etc.
> >>
> >> To support such heterogeneous environment is a purpose of this bp.
> >> Configuration dependency is pain point for me, and it's get more worse
> >> if the env is heterogeneous.
> >>
> >> I have also some experience to run openstack clusters, but it is still
> >> pain for me..
> >>
> >> My experience is something like this
> >> # Wow, new release! ohh this chef repo didn't supported..
> >> # hmm i should modify chef recipe.. hmm debug.. debug..
> >>
> >>
> >> > On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Nachi Ueno <na...@ntti3.com> wrote:
> >> >> Hi Jeremy
> >> >>
> >> >> Don't you think it is burden for operators if we should choose
> correct
> >> >> combination of config for multiple nodes even if we have chef and
> >> >> puppet?
> >> >>
> >> >> If we have some constraint or dependency in configurations, such
> logic
> >> >> should be in openstack source code.
> >> >> We can solve this issue if we have a standard way to know the config
> >> >> value of other process in the other host.
> >> >>
> >> >> Something like this.
> >> >> self.conf.host('host1').firewall_driver
> >> >>
> >> >> Then we can have a chef/or file baed config backend code for this for
> >> >> example.
> >> >>
> >> >> Best
> >> >> Nachi
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> 2014/1/9 Jeremy Hanmer <jer...@dreamhost.com>:
> >> >>> +1 to Jay.  Existing tools are both better suited to the job and
> work
> >> >>> quite well in their current state.  To address Nachi's first
> example,
> >> >>> there's nothing preventing a Nova node in Chef from reading
> Neutron's
> >> >>> configuration (either by using a (partial) search or storing the
> >> >>> necessary information in the environment rather than in roles).  I
> >> >>> assume Puppet offers the same.  Please don't re-invent this hugely
> >> >>> complicated wheel.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:28 AM, Jay Pipes <jaypi...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> >>>> On Thu, 2014-01-09 at 10:23 +0100, Flavio Percoco wrote:
> >> >>>>> On 08/01/14 17:13 -0800, Nachi Ueno wrote:
> >> >>>>> >Hi folks
> >> >>>>> >
> >> >>>>> >OpenStack process tend to have many config options, and many
> hosts.
> >> >>>>> >It is a pain to manage this tons of config options.
> >> >>>>> >To centralize this management helps operation.
> >> >>>>> >
> >> >>>>> >We can use chef or puppet kind of tools, however
> >> >>>>> >sometimes each process depends on the other processes
> >> >>>>> > configuration.
> >> >>>>> >For example, nova depends on neutron configuration etc
> >> >>>>> >
> >> >>>>> >My idea is to have config server in oslo.config, and let cfg.CONF
> >> >>>>> > get
> >> >>>>> >config from the server.
> >> >>>>> >This way has several benefits.
> >> >>>>> >
> >> >>>>> >- We can get centralized management without modification on each
> >> >>>>> >projects ( nova, neutron, etc)
> >> >>>>> >- We can provide horizon for configuration
> >> >>>>> >
> >> >>>>> >This is bp for this proposal.
> >> >>>>> >
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/oslo/+spec/oslo-config-centralized
> >> >>>>> >
> >> >>>>> >I'm very appreciate any comments on this.
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> I've thought about this as well. I like the overall idea of
> having a
> >> >>>>> config server. However, I don't like the idea of having it within
> >> >>>>> oslo.config. I'd prefer oslo.config to remain a library.
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> Also, I think it would be more complex than just having a server
> >> >>>>> that
> >> >>>>> provides the configs. It'll need authentication like all other
> >> >>>>> services in OpenStack and perhaps even support of encryption.
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> I like the idea of a config registry but as mentioned above, IMHO
> >> >>>>> it's
> >> >>>>> to live under its own project.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> Hi Nati and Flavio!
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> So, I'm -1 on this idea, just because I think it belongs in the
> realm
> >> >>>> of
> >> >>>> configuration management tooling (Chef/Puppet/Salt/Ansible/etc).
> >> >>>> Those
> >> >>>> tools are built to manage multiple configuration files and changes
> in
> >> >>>> them. Adding a config server would dramatically change the way that
> >> >>>> configuration management tools would interface with OpenStack
> >> >>>> services.
> >> >>>> Instead of managing the config file templates as all of the tools
> >> >>>> currently do, the tools would need to essentially need to forego
> the
> >> >>>> tried-and-true INI files and instead write a bunch of code in order
> >> >>>> to
> >> >>>> deal with REST API set/get operations for changing configuration
> >> >>>> data.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> In summary, while I agree that OpenStack services have an absolute
> >> >>>> TON
> >> >>>> of configurability -- for good and bad -- there are ways to improve
> >> >>>> the
> >> >>>> usability of configuration without changing the paradigm that most
> >> >>>> configuration management tools expect. One such example is having
> >> >>>> include.d/ support -- similar to the existing oslo.cfg module's
> >> >>>> support
> >> >>>> for a --config-dir, but more flexible and more like what other open
> >> >>>> source programs (like Apache) have done for years.
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> All the best,
> >> >>>> -jay
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
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