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From sebgoa <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Opennebula marketplace integration
Date Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:45:13 GMT
Hi Pranav,

Due to the holiday season I expect a light volume of updates.

That said I believe that a consensus has been reached. The marketplace core code and the repositories
should be placed somewhere outside of the Apache repository.

The marketplace "client" could be submitted to the Apache repo with the concept of a marketplace

I informed the Opennebula guys of this development and pointed them to Jie's wiki page and
the threads discussing Marketplace. I hope to get them engaged in actual testing and development
after the new year.

I hope that before feature freeze of 4.1 we can have a marketplace "plugin" with demonstrated
use of "Jie's" marketplace as well as the opennebula marketplace. This would make for a very
nice story and would be a nice ecosystem.



On Dec 26, 2012, at 11:53 AM, Pranav Saxena wrote:

> Hi Sebastien/Jie , 
> Any update on where are we currently on building up a marketplace for cloudstack ?  Community
consensus ?
> @ Sebastien  - As you suggested , is there any update from the OpenNebula guys  ?
> Thanks,
> Pranav
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jie Feng [] 
> Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:07 AM
> To: sebgoa;
> Subject: RE: [DISCUSS] Opennebula marketplace integration
> Hi Sebastien,
> It is great to hear that you want to build hook for Opennebula marketplace listings into
CloudStack. The more we can do to enable products and services for our Cloudstack users, the
better. Since Opennebula listings are all templates, you can build hooks directly into the
CloudStack Template UI, or into CloudStack Marketplace (once we have consensus).
> There are a few things to think about to build hooks into the CloudStack UI, as I have
gone through those when I was thinking about the CS Marketplace feature:
> 1. Who can import the listings/templates?
> 2. Who owns the listing?  In CloudStack, templates have to belong to an account. When
I designed CS Marketplace, I made the listing ownerless.
> 3. What is the UI for admin and user?
> 4. What listing items user can see?  For example, the template might be for KVM, where
the cloud only supports XenServer/VMware. Do you filter it out? For CS Marketplace, I don't
filter it out since I can group multiple templates into one listing entry, and user can pick
which one to instantiate.
> Jie
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: sebgoa []
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:17 AM
>> To:
>> Cc: Jie Feng; Sonny Chhen
>> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Opennebula marketplace integration
>> On Dec 19, 2012, at 12:11 PM, Pranav Saxena wrote:
>>> Hi Sebastien ,
>>> The openNebula marketplace looks good . Regarding the plugin on the
>> Cloudstack UI , we can provide you/leads of Opennebula  with that 
>> since we already have it developed for the actual Cloudstack 
>> marketplace I was working on and make it point to the OpenNebula 
>> Marketplace by modifying the URL  .
>>> But first the question arises , is the community in favor of this ? 
>>> Last time
>> there were some issues on the ML regarding integration of marketplace 
>> and I reckon ,  we are yet to reach a consensus.
>> Hi Pranav,
>> You are right in that the other marketplace thread has not yet reached 
>> consensus. We need to bring it to consensus.
>> I will reply to it.
>> My understanding though is that folks are in favor of marketplaces in 
>> general but that the code of such marketplace should not be in the cloudstack code.
>> That means that you could put your marketplace code on github but 
>> commit the "hooks" to it in cloudstack. In a very similar fashion that 
>> we have several storage backends.
>> Where it links to opennebula's marketplace is if your hooks can be 
>> used to connect to their marketplace. That'd be great.
>> Does that make sense ?
>> -Sebastien
>>> Regards,
>>> Pranav
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: sebgoa []
>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 2:49 PM
>>> To: cloudstack
>>> Subject: [DISCUSS] Opennebula marketplace integration
>>> Hi all,
>>> In the previous marketplace discussion I mentioned the Opennebula
>> marketplace:
>>> I talked to the leads of opennebula: Ignacio de Lorente and Ruben
>> Montero and they are interested to integrate their marketplace with 
>> CloudStack.
>>> The concept is to leave the marketplace itself where it is and 
>>> develop
>> hooks/plugins in CloudStack to import images from the marketplace into 
>> a CloudStack deployment.
>>> A user would set a global settings 'marketplace' to the opennebula
>> marketplace server. This would in turn display the images that are in 
>> the marketplace within the template UI.
>>> Thoughts ?
>>> -Sebastien

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