Hi Aaron,

Thanks for your help.

I will test it out.

Thanks,

Xianqing Yu

IBM WSTI

-----Original Message----- From: Aaron Peeler
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:14 AM
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: The CCMP module for IBM Cloud

Hi Xianqing,

Thanks for the contribution.

Accounting for charge back is important feature.

I'll do my best to review this and followup soon.

If you haven't done so already, Can you test your provisioning module
with the latest code in trunk?

Thanks,
Aaron


On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Xianqing Yu <yu267155...@hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi VCL Community,

Milen and I wrote CCMP() provisioning module to enable VCL provisioning
virtual machine in IBM Smart Cloud. We created JIRA
issue(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL-457) and hope it can be
added into VCL release. I would like to keep updating the code until it
satisfy all requirements. Please let me know your opinion, thanks in
advance.

Because IBM Smart Cloud has its own account information which is different
from the VCL user. Generally, if VCL uses CCMP module, multiple users (such as students in one department) share one IBM Cloud Account. Thus it raising
an demand to record individual VCL users' usage history for one IBM Cloud
Account for varies purposes (administration, accounting, etc.). So I wrote
an initial Perl script to generate a VCL users' IBM Cloud usage report. From
this report, administrator can see which vcl user and how long she or he
used which IBM Cloud Account. The main idea of this script is that CCMP
module would put down necessary information into vcl log file, and my script
can scan the log file to generate the report. Another possible solution I
can think about is that also using CCMP module but record information into
VCL database, later on accounting script can fetch information from VCL
database to generate report. However, in this method, you have to open VCL
database access to accounting code. I am not sure which method is better,
more discussion is appreciated.

Thanks,
Xianqing Yu

IBM WSTI Intern

-----Original Message----- From: Xianqing Yu
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 7:07 PM

To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: The CCMP module for IBM Cloud

Hi Aaron:

I updated the CCMP code today on JIRA.

Here is updated list:

Use database_* routines to check or update VCL database.
Use is_inblockrequest($computer_id) to check if computer belong to block
allocation computer pool.
Use is_request_deleted($request_id) to check reservation status.
Create power_off function, and use it to power off computers.

Again, thank you for your recommendations,

Xianqing Yu

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Department of Computer Science
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
E-mail: x...@ncsu.edu
-----Original Message----- From: Aaron Peeler
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 04:29 PM
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: The CCMP module for IBM Cloud

Hi Milen, Xianqing,

Thanks for the update.

Overall the code looks really good.

Some suggestions, which would help clean up the code a little bit.

I see your making sql calls directly in the ccmp module.
Something to help simplify is to use these routines.

database_select()
database_execute()

These database_* routines will check for and create a db handle if
needed. Also if we every need to move away from mysql to another

Some other ones related to sql statements:
for the blockComputers check you can use
is_inblockrequest($computer_id)
to see if a user deleted a request you can use this routine
is_request_deleted($request_id)

In your does_image_exist routine. You can do away with the Check in the
local database and only confirm the image is available in the IBM cloud.
If the image wasn't in the local VCL database, then the user request
would not be able to get that far anyway.


Also you might be able to make use of the variable table.
An example starts on line 250 in the xCAT2.pm provisioning module
if($self->data->is_variable_set($variable_name)){
 notify($ERRORS{'DEBUG'}, 0, "throttle is  set for $variable_name");
 #fetch variable
 $xcat_throttle = $self->data->get_variable($variable_name);
 }

The variable table can used to handle variables that do not have a home
or that need to be flexible.

I see your powering off the nodes in certain cases, after each reclaim
and at the end of block allocations. Can you explain more about that?

In the OS modules, what are main changes there? What version were you
working against? I see a lot of little changes, but many may be related
to the differences in the version your were working on. Ideally we would
want to extend the OS modules to handle what would be needed to work
with all the provisioning modules.

Thanks again for your work,
Aaron



On 4/20/11 11:47 AM, Milen P Paskov wrote:

Hello community,

There is now a JIRA issue with the code attached to it
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL-457). We are currently
working on getting some more documentation and will upload once we have
it.

Here is a link about IBM Cloud where you can find some more information
about it:

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/igs/cloud-development/#tab:overview/#leadspace:default


Best Regards,
Milen Paskov
WSTI Intern
mppas...@us.ibm.com

Inactive hide details for Aaron Peeler ---04/19/2011 09:37:57 AM---Hi
Milen, Please discuss the module details on this list so Aaron Peeler
---04/19/2011 09:37:57 AM---Hi Milen, Please discuss the module details
on this list so others are aware of

From: Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu>
To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
Date: 04/19/2011 09:37 AM
Subject: Re: The CCMP module for IBM Cloud

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Hi Milen,

Please discuss the module details on this list so others are aware of
it. All development discussions should be done on this list for
community public record.

For instance, Talk about what the module is doing. What sort of changes
need to take place on the management node? What changes in the db?

Have you created a Jira issue for it yet?

Thanks,
Aaron

On 4/18/11 5:39 PM, Milen P Paskov wrote:
 > Hi Aaron,
 >
 > As we are very close to NCSU campus me and Xianqing will be able to
drop
 > by on Wednesday, how does 9am sound. Then we can discuss the module in
> detail as well as what needs to be done to test it in a production VCL.
 >
 > Once again we would like to thank you and NCSU for the opportunity to
 > test our module
 >
 > Best Regards,
 > Milen Paskov
 > WSTI Intern
 > mppas...@us.ibm.com
 >
 > Inactive hide details for Aaron Peeler ---04/15/2011 12:58:53 PM---Hi
 > Milen, This is great. We'd like to test it here at NCSU.Aaron Peeler
 > ---04/15/2011 12:58:53 PM---Hi Milen, This is great. We'd like to test
 > it here at NCSU.
 >
 > From: Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu>
 > To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 > Date: 04/15/2011 12:58 PM
 > Subject: Re: The CCMP module for IBM Cloud
 >
 >
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 >
 >
 >
 > Hi Milen,
 >
 > This is great. We'd like to test it here at NCSU.
 >
 > If you haven't already do so, please create a JIRA issue for this and
 > add any info you can to it. Normally you can attached the code for the
 > module to the jira issue for review, but I can only assume you have to
 > some kind of clearance from IBM legal.
 >
 > Just let us know the next steps to be able to review and test it out.
 >
 > Thanks,
 > Aaron
 >
 > On 4/15/11 10:14 AM, Milen P Paskov wrote:
 > > Hello community,
 > >
> > I would like to bring some more attention to this topic as the module
 > > has taken shape.
 > >
> > The idea behind this module is that university as well as anyone else
 > > interested in VCL will be able to have access to additional
resources.
 > > Hardware can be expensive and not everyone can afford to buy some
just
 > > to test VCL. Using this module one can set up VCL on a local machine
or
> > one on IBM Cloud and provision images on the IBM Cloud. Images on IBM
 > > Cloud can be modified and saved just like a regular VCL. In
addition the
 > > module can be used to increase the capacity of of currently
 > operational VCL.
 > >
 > > Currently the module is fully functional with Linux images and can
> > provision Windows images, but it can not save the Windows images. The > > module has been tested within IBM, but we are looking for ways to try
 > > and test on a production VCL.
 > >
 > > Best Regards,
 > > Milen Paskov
 > > WSTI Intern
 > > mppas...@us.ibm.com
 > >
> > Inactive hide details for Aaron Peeler ---12/10/2010 02:54:51 PM---Hi > > Xianqing, Sounds great, look forward to seeing it (hopefuAaron Peeler
 > > ---12/10/2010 02:54:51 PM---Hi Xianqing, Sounds great, look forward
to
 > > seeing it (hopefully it will get IBM
 > >
 > > From: Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu>
 > > To: vcl-dev@incubator.apache.org
 > > Date: 12/10/2010 02:54 PM
 > > Subject: Re: The CCMP module for IBM Cloud
 > >
 > >
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 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > Hi Xianqing,
 > >
 > > Sounds great, look forward to seeing it (hopefully it will get IBM
 > > approval for donation).
 > >
 > > Aaron
 > >
 > > On 12/10/10 10:49 AM, Xianqing Yu wrote:
 > > > Hello VCL community,
 > > >
 > > > I have been working on a new provisioning module (ccmp module) for
 > > VCL. With this module the VCL will be able to provision instances
on the
> > IBM Developer Could. Milen Paskov was working on the project, and now
I
 > > take over it. I updated the module and now the module is under the
 > > testing. I think we can contribute ccmp module and documentation
 > > relative to the module to VCL community in January next year.
 > > >
 > > >
 > > > Best Regards,
 > > >
 > > > Xianqing Yu
 > > > WSTI Intern
 > > > y...@us.ibm.com
 > >
 > >
 > > --
 > >
 > > Aaron Peeler
 > > Program Manager
 > > Virtual Computing Lab
 > > NC State University
 > > aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu
 > > 919-513-4571
 > >
 > >
 >
 > --
 > Aaron Peeler
 > Program Manager
 > Virtual Computing Lab
 > NC State University
 >

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