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From Jainesh Patel <>
Subject Re: Opportunity to contribute in Apache CloudStack
Date Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:55:40 GMT
Hello ilya,

Can you please tell us more about the "cloudstack manager" project, its use
cases and requirements?  It looks like we would like to work on it.

Jainesh Patel
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On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 11:32 AM, ilya <> wrote:

> I agree that usage UI would be beneficial.
> As other folks mentioned on this thread, cloudstack collects the usage
> metrics for each VM via cloud-usage service stored on cloud_usage
> database. We've been lacking this for some time now.
> One other nice feature that would help apache cloudstack project alot -
> is "cloudstack manager".
> Conceptually - this means you have many cloudstack management servers
> across the globe in different data centers, but there is nothing right
> now that ties them all together.
> As the result - each cloudstack environment is managed as its own
> entity. Most companies then write their own "managers" or have scripts
> that keep cloudstacks in-sync and healthy. If you have large
> environments with thousands of hypervisors, many users and countless VMs
> - it can go wild pretty quickly.
> What does it mean (for new comers), cloudstack has many constructs:
> Global Settings
> Service, Disk Offerings, Templates
> Zone Settings, Cluster Settings
> Storage Settings
> Healths of hypervisors, system and router vms
> Users, accounts and domains
> Virtual Machines
> ...and more
> All of the above - could be managed via CloudStack API. However, its
> painful to keep all environments consistent.  Keeping your environments
> consistent and having a single view - great simplifies the management of
> dispersed cloudstack environments.
> Either way - both are great projects - i can certainly help with use
> cases and requirements for "cloudstack manager".
> I'm pretty certain other folks in the community would help with "usage"
> project.
> Let us know what you would like to pursue.
> Again, thank you for your participation
> Regards,
> ilya
> On 7/8/16 3:30 AM, Erik Weber wrote:
> > Pricing is hard to do, since there are so many different ways an
> > organization might be doing their sales, so I would not focus on that for
> > the first release, but rather do it later.
> > Make a minimum viable product/solution and take it from there.
> >

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