On Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:02:00 -0400 (EDT)
Seth Vidal <skvidal(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
So - as we noodle around with cloud instances more the most obvious
problem I have seen is getting a list of instance ids like:
and then trying to figure out which ones are jenkins slaves, the
torrent seed test and the fedocal instance. And which can be nuked
safely or not.
I'm thinking we need a tool that would poll the cloudlet(s), retrieve
all the basic, available, info about the running instances.
Then admins could either add metadata to any given instance id to
know whence things come.
Data I'd be interested in having:
- who owns it - not just the account/tenant
Ideally I'd like an email address we can use to contact the responsible
party. Or perhaps a primary and a backup.
- what it is for
- expected expiration date (if any)
- who should have access to it (usernames from fas and or group names
from fas, ideally) - this will make keeping ssh keys on it somewhat
- what, if any, configuration script was run on it (eg: an ansible
If this thing ends up having a database, perhaps we could just store
history on it? when started, what playbooks, etc.
We might also be able to get some accounting data... BW used, etc.
- published urls and where they should alias from?
Now we probably also need something that keeps a list of persistent
instances we should always restart and register them.
for example: let's say we want one instance always running as a
simple webserver - maybe as a touchstone to verify the cloud is
always working. So we should be able to register this instance. Say
which img it should use, what security group, etc and note that it
should ALWAYS be running. Then when that instance is running its
instance id/public ip should be registered in the db listed above.
Yeah, I think that would be nice/good.
We can use the data in the db to generate aliases, perhaps.
still fleshing out these ideas.
yeah, there's a ton of ways we could work things. I think we are just
going to have to feel them out and adjust over time as we get better at
seeing whats where and how we can use it.