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From Michal Fojtik <>
Subject POC: DataMapper support for CIMI attributes
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:54:23 GMT

I was playing a bit with adding DataMapper to Deltacloud to support 
storing certain CIMI attributes that cannot be stored on the provider 
side (like 'description', etc.). We were discussing earlier that for 
that attributes we will need to create some persistent storage on 
Deltacloud side. So I put together a small PoC of how complex (or not 
complex) this will be:

So let say you want to create a new Machine. Currently if you specify 
'description' in JSON body, we ignore this property because there is now 
way how to store it on the backend side (using the driver method).

So you have this JSON:

  ~/code/core/server › cat machine.json
   "resourceURI": "",
   "name": "myMachine1",
   "description": "My very first machine",
   "machineTemplate": {
     "machineConfig": { "href": 
"http://localhost:3001/cimi/machine_configurations/m1-small" },
     "machineImage": { "href": 
"http://localhost:3001/cimi/machine_images/img1" }

And you create Machine using this curl command:

curl -v --user "mockuser:mockpassword" -X POST \
	http://localhost:3001/cimi/machines \
	-H "Content-Type: application/json" -d @machine.json

With the patch I attached, you will see something like this in 
Deltacloud API log:

  ~ (0.000047) SELECT "id", "name", "uuid", "entity" FROM 
"deltacloud_database_entity_properties" WHERE ("uuid" = 
'f6d93dfa8eaca129d7412a8d58980a5948361ae8' AND "entity" = 
'Instance:inst7' AND "name" = 'description') ORDER BY "id" LIMIT 1
  ~ (0.017038) INSERT INTO "deltacloud_database_entity_properties" 
("name", "uuid", "entity") VALUES ('description', 
'f6d93dfa8eaca129d7412a8d58980a5948361ae8', 'Instance:inst7')
  ~ (0.014218) UPDATE "deltacloud_database_entity_properties" SET 
"value" = 'My very first machine' WHERE "id" = 4
  ~ (0.000104) SELECT "id", "name", "uuid", "entity" FROM 
"deltacloud_database_entity_properties" WHERE ("uuid" = 
'f6d93dfa8eaca129d7412a8d58980a5948361ae8' AND "entity" = 
'Instance:inst7' AND "name" = 'description') ORDER BY "id" LIMIT 1
  ~ (0.000045) SELECT "id", "value" FROM 
"deltacloud_database_entity_properties" WHERE "id" = 4 ORDER BY "id" - - [13/Nov/2012 12:45:03] "POST /cimi/machines HTTP/1.1" 201 
862 0.2704

As you can see DataMapper will store the 'description' property for the 
'Instance' model with id 'inst7' (the newly created instance).

The horrible looking 'uuid' field is SHA1 hash composed from 
credentials, driver name and provider string, so different clients will 
not override their properties.

Once this property is stored, I used the 'get_property_value' method, 
that require just instance of the Deltacloud model and property name to 
get the property value.

Let me know what you think and if we want to go this way or we need 
something more complex.

The patch is also uploaded in Tracker:

-- Michal


Michal Fojtik <>
Deltacloud API, CloudForms

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