Hi Andy,

Yes, the image inventory feature will be very useful to the broker tool. I
would like to request adding some more information with this inventory list
- like security/access, data encryption/deletion, compliance policies etc.

regards,
Karuna

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Andy Kurth <andy_ku...@ncsu.edu> wrote:

> This will be a nice addition.  I think another "image inventory" issue
> I created may complement this:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/VCL-561
>
> Very little work has been done on this so far but the intention of the
> first stage is to retrieve some basic details about images such as
> installed applications and patch levels.  These details will be stored
> in the database when an image is captured.  It should also be possible
> query some attributes dynamically from offline images.  With KVM for
> example, you can view the files in an offline image and query the
> registry of offline Windows images.
>
> I'm hoping some sort of image inventory feature will be included in
> VCL 2.4.  I intend to work on this at some point after 2.3 is
> released.  I'd be happy to try to incorporate the retrieval of any
> specific information which would be useful for the broker.
>
> -Andy
>
> On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Karuna P Joshi <kjos...@umbc.edu> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have created a new issue under the VCL project for developing a cloud
> > broker tool for VCL. This goal of this tool is to enable VCL users to
> > specify their requirements via policies. For instance, they can specify
> > their security needs, their software needs etc. using a web interface.
> The
> > broker tool will discover the VCL image that best matches these
> policies. The
> > users (or broker tool ) can then issue a reservation for that particular
> > image. This feature will be very useful for instances where the VCL user
> is
> > not sure which VCL image will best match their needs.
> > I have attached slides that explain our methodology for cloud service
> > lifecycle.
> > I have also included a high level architecture diagram of the tool and
> look
> > forward to any feedback on the design.
> >
> > regards,
> > Karuna
> > ____________________
> > Karuna Pande Joshi
> > PhD Candidate,
> > CSEE Dept, UMBC
> > kjos...@umbc.edu,  karuna.jo...@umbc.edu
>



-- 
regards,
Karuna
____________________
Karuna Pande Joshi
PhD Candidate,
CSEE Dept, UMBC
kjos...@umbc.edu,  karuna.jo...@umbc.edu

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