[occi-wg] Nouns and Verbs (was: Syntax of OCCI API) - state model
samj at samj.net
Fri Apr 17 09:48:34 CDT 2009
This is what VMware have (had) to say on the subject:
notRunning, resetting, running, shuttingDown, standby, unknown
We're going to have to be very careful with this because if we're to expect
providers like VMware, MS, Citrix, etc. to implement this stuff then we're
going to want to make it as easy as possible (which means not stripping out
states they [think they] need or relying on states they don't have).
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Andre Merzky <andre at merzky.net> wrote:
> Quoting [Lars Larsson] (Apr 17 2009):
> > On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Ignacio Martin Llorente wrote:
> > > We do not need "migrated", that is an internal operation that can not
> > > be requested using a Cloud API
> > I fully agree with Ignacio.
> > I think there is a difference between the set of states that a
> > VM can be in, and the set of states that may be set using the
> > API. The first set may be larger and include informational
> > states such as "being migrated" or "being copied", but that does
> > not mean that the user can actively request that a VM should be
> > migrated.
> Yes, I agree with that: active versus informational states.
> Again, other state models in OGF represent such information
> as substates, e.g. 'Migrating' might be expressed as a
> substate of 'Running'. I am not saying this is how this
> group should do state modeling, just for information...
> > I suggest that we use the states shown at page 25 in "CIM System
> > Virtualization White Paper" by the DMTF (DSP2013), available
> > here:
> That is an interesting model - it seems a lot of people have
> been thinking hard about that :-) I like it...
> To play the devils advocate though:
> - Is that state model suitable for our use cases? It
> seems to allow for quite a large number of transissions,
> but is missing the 'Initial -> Suspended' transition
> which has been discussed on this list earlier.
> - The design seems to have been motivated by physical
> states rather than logical states (the power state notes
> are an artifact of that I guess?). Are the states
> applicable to our use cases?
> - Do we need a distinction between 'VS State' and 'Enabled
> State'? The document says: " the EnabledState property
> represents the virtual systemâ€™s state" - so, what is the
> difference to VS state, which is, I take, also the
> virtual system state? The document does not offer a
> better definition/distinction AFICS.
> > Displaying extra information, such as "being migrated" or "being
> > copied" is up to the infrastructure provider to optionally add
> > to the description of the state that is reported via monitoring.
> Best, Andre.
> Nothing is ever easy.
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