[occi-wg] Templates (was Re: OCCI Dashboard)
samj at samj.net
Thu Jun 25 10:09:57 CDT 2009
On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 5:06 PM, <shlomo.swidler at gmail.com> wrote:
> I had assumed that the original template (AMI) was of type "template"
> and not of type "compute resource".
> I think it muddies the definitions to call "templates from which
> compute resources can be built" by the name "compute resource". So the
> idea would be a template, with only three possible verbs:
> - clone (create my own copy of this template, owned by me, and not
> necessarily visible to the public)
> - instantiate or start (create a compute resource based on this
> template, like launching an EC2 instance)
> - delete (remove a template, assuming I own it and/or have permission
> to delete it)
> [BTW, the same verbs are what I envisioned for the noun meaning disk
A template is just a special type of compute resource and there's nothing to
say we're not going to end up with template network and storage resources as
well - I really don't think a new noun is justified and would prefer to keep
things as simple as possible... 3 nouns is about right.
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