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From Mike Tutkowski <mike.tutkow...@solidfire.com>
Subject Re: storage plugin docs....
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:32:47 GMT
Thanks for the link, Alex!


On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 4:20 PM, Alex Huang <Alex.Huang@citrix.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> I changed the topic to this because it should have its own thread.
>
> Currently, there's no documentation on storage plugin.  Storage
> refactoring itself is only added in 4.1.  I agree that such docs are
> needed.  In fact, I believe we need the following things.
>
> - How to write a storage plugin
> - How to do integration test a new storage plugin without CloudStack
>  running
> - How to integrate a new storage plugin into the UI
> - How to integrate a new storage plugin's API into cloudmonkey
>
>
> For now, I think you'll have to find the specs to storage refactoring
> which provides the interfaces needed for storage plugin and ask questions
> if there are things that doesn't make sense to you.  [1]
>
> Edison has also started a conversation about integration testing just
> today.
>
> Brain has started a thread on pluggable UI.
>
> I've also talked with Rohit about how to make it so that cloudmonkey can
> work new plugins.  I'm not sure if he's proposed it.  I'll let him answer
> with this.
>
> --Alex
>
> [1]
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/Storage+subsystem+2.0
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mike Tutkowski [mailto:mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com]
> > Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 2:43 PM
> > To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: cloudmonkey docs
> >
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > In a related sense, I would be curious where one might look for
> > documentation regarding how a developer could build a storage plug-in.
> >  Does such documentation exist or is this something we might consider
> > providing in the future?
> >
> > A user-centric document would be awesome, too.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Mike
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Pranav Saxena
> > <pranav.saxena@citrix.com>wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Sebastien ,
> > >
> > > I was actually about to suggest what you just mentioned. Perhaps it
> would
> > > be a better way of segregating information from a user point of view. A
> > >  detailed user -centric UI flow and an API usage might give CloudStack
> > > users a better feel about using the product and then further leveraging
> > > certain aspects of it as per their needs . Further addition of
> cloudmonkey
> > > to it from a user perspective would  highlight the user guide's
> > > significance since it's the power which users can possess while playing
> > > with CloudStack.
> > >
> > > Not sure if this might create any redundancy anywhere.
> > >
> > > @Radhika /Jessica - Further Comments ?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Pranav
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Sebastien Goasguen [mailto:runseb@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 2:25 AM
> > > To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > > Subject: Re: cloudmonkey docs
> > >
> > >
> > > On Jan 7, 2013, at 9:37 PM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 02:27 PM, Sebastien Goasguen wrote:
> > > >> Hi all,
> > > >>
> > > >> Where do you guys think is the best place to put cloudmonkey docs
?
> > > >>
> > > >> We currently have an admin guide and dev guide and an install guide.
> > > >>
> > > >> I am inclined to create a new user guide aimed at users of a
> > > >> cloudstack based cloud.
> > > >
> > > > I'd think it belongs in the admin guide. What else would go in the
> > > > User's guide? (Anything?)
> > >
> > > -How to use the UI from a user point of view -How to use the API with a
> > > focus on user role APIs
> > >
> > > Otherwise, where do users of clouds learn how to use a cloudstack
> cloud ?
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Best,
> > > >
> > > > jzb
> > > > --
> > > > Joe Brockmeier
> > > > jzb@zonker.net
> > > > Twitter: @jzb
> > > > http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > *Mike Tutkowski*
> > *Senior CloudStack Developer, SolidFire Inc.*
> > e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
> > o: 303.746.7302
> > Advancing the way the world uses the
> > cloud<http://solidfire.com/solution/overview/?video=play>
> > *(tm)*
>



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*Mike Tutkowski*
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e: mike.tutkowski@solidfire.com
o: 303.746.7302
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