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From "Roeland Kuipers (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CLOUDSTACK-5919) Add "Removed" field and/or versioning and/or rollback on Firewall/Nat/FB rules
Date Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:43:20 GMT
Roeland Kuipers created CLOUDSTACK-5919:

             Summary: Add "Removed" field and/or versioning and/or rollback on Firewall/Nat/FB
                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-5919
             Project: CloudStack
          Issue Type: New Feature
      Security Level: Public (Anyone can view this level - this is the default.)
          Components: Network Controller
    Affects Versions: 4.2.0
            Reporter: Roeland Kuipers
             Fix For: Future

To power of an IaaS cloud is that everything can be automated like network changes. This comes
with a huge risk in case of human error or malfunctioning code. 
For example a cookbook which contains a bug and instead of adding a rule removes all fw/nat/lb

Currently this means that if you cannot restore this from your cfg mgmt system that you need
to restore these rules from a database backup, which is a somewhat lengthy and complex process.

A way to mitigate this risk is to add a removed field to the fw/nat/lb rules tables. This
seams common practice on a lot of CS tables. But not on these specific tables. A nicer implementation
would be to add a versioning system behind these configurations.

This might look like a corner case but unfortunately this is real live experience.

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