[occi-wg] Syntax of OCCI API

Alexis Richardson alexis.richardson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 05:25:49 CDT 2009


On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Chris Webb
<chris.webb at elastichosts.com> wrote:
> Alexis Richardson <alexis.richardson at gmail.com> writes:
>> From my own experience of designing AMQP (with others) a good practice
>> here is to distinguish a core "MUST implement" set of operations that
>> users might call frequently, which is then reserved from a possibly larger
>> set of operations that are administrative, or address optional cases.
>> Would you be comfortable with that?
> Yes. I think it's inevitable that not all features are available from all
> providers. Even in our own API we have things which we have specified but
> not yet implemented, such as drive snapshots.
> Off the top of my head, one could well imagine that stopped and suspended
> guests, VLANs, static IPs, and drives taken as snapshots of other drives
> might very well be functionality that some providers would expose and others
> would not.


Is it your view that:

1. These should NOT be described in the API
2. These should be described but in a 'non core' section of the API


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