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Re: Enhancements to Glance in Diablo? Input welcomed


Hi Jay,

some random thoughts:

1) OVF support. I know it's not exactly a disk image format, but
probably we could look deeper if it make sense to add OVF or not. And
if not, where does it fit in the overall architecture.
2) "Understand what is contained in the disk images". Is this a
prerequisite for a kind of image builder, for example? May be I don't
get it, what is the purpose of it?

my two cents,

Diego Parrilla
www.stackops.com |  diego.parrilla@xxxxxxxxxxxx | +34 649 94 43 29 |

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey all,
> We're in the planning stages for Diablo now, working on putting
> together blueprints, which turn into sessions at the design summit.
> I know the Glance team is small and our project narrow in scope, but
> it would be great to get some feedback from the list about stuff you'd
> like to see included in Glance in the Diablo release.
> Some possible thoughts:
> * Authn/authz - This is a big one, but dependent on the overall
> discussion of federated auth going on in the Nova/Swift communities.
> Glance will merely follow suit with what Nova does most likely.
> * Image conversion. This actually already has a blueprint, but maybe
> good for a detailed discussion at the summit? See
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/glance/+spec/image-file-conversion
> * Metrics - for instance, tracking operations performed (read/write,
> bytes out/in, ?) Would this even be useful?
> * Integration with more backend storage systems?
> * XML support in the API?
> * Having Glance "understand" what is contained in the disk images by
> inspecting them on upload?
> * A Glance dashboard app?
> Please feel free to expand on any of the above and add any suggestions
> you have on the future direction of Glance. Your input is truly
> appreciated.
> Cheers!
> jay
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