[occi-wg] Instance runtime API

Ignacio Martin Llorente llorente at dacya.ucm.es
Mon Apr 20 06:01:02 CDT 2009

Hi Meb,

While those APIs are highly interesting and required for service  
portability (contextualization of VMs), they are out of the scope of  
this WG.

Ignacio M. Llorente, Full Professor (Catedratico): http://dsa-research.org/doku.php?id=people:llorente
DSA Research Group:  web http://dsa-research.org and blog http://blog.dsa-research.org
Globus GridWay Metascheduler: http://www.GridWay.org
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On 20/04/2009, at 12:45, Marc-Elian Bégin wrote:

> Hi,
> Please tell me if I'm out-of-scope and/or out-of-sync, as I haven't
> read all the email threads and docs the group has produced.
> Are we considering the API around the interactions taking place
> between a running instance and the cloud?  I mean by that two types of
> interactions:
> 1- Hooks required at the end of the boot sequence to bootstrap the
> connection between a specific image instance and its cloud context.
> 2- The interface with the cloud environment to retrieve instance
> information such as hostname (private and public), instance specific
> user-data, etc.
> I realise that this is heavily influenced by my work using EC2.  The
> goal would be to improve images interoperability between clouds,
> setting aside for the moment the virtualisation technology used (which
> also bring other issues...).
> Comments?
> Cheers,
> Meb
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