On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 09:22 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 09:06:14AM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> > * Provide a platform for acting as a node in an OpenStack rack.
> Isn't this the goal of the Cloud Product ?
We haven't figured this all out yet. It's definitely not *the* goal -- most
of us on the cloud WG are thinking about cloud guest images, but there may
be room for this case as well. And, on the other hand, the server product
probably also wants to be able to run under virtualization including in
One possible way to think about the division is in the pets vs. cattle
analogy (which is such a good one that it's quickly becoming worn thin --
bear with me if you've heard this too many times already).
Traditional servers have names, personalities, and are lovingly cared for.
When they get sick, you diagnose the problem and carefully nurse them back
to health, sometimes at great expense. Like pets. On the other hand, cattle
are numbered, and thought of as basically identical, and if they get sick,
you put them down and get another one.
With this distinction in mind, compute nodes may indeed better fit into the
cloud product, even though they run on bare hardware. We'll see.
This was my thinking, I thought the cloud WG is about building lean
images that do not have much in the way of wizards, installers, and
hand-holding software, but are focused toward rapid deployment, either
as lean hosts or as computing/elastic guests, all controlled via some
configuration engine like puppet etc... basically single task machines.
I see the server WG more about building heavier, long term, multipurpose
servers (be it on bare metal or as guest).
Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York