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From Marcus Sorensen <shadow...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] add/remove NIC on VM
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:07:18 GMT
That would be great. We'll put the code in a feature branch and you can
look at it and help us make any adjustments. Brian has been spending a lot
of time on it, and I've wanted him to have credit for that by submitting to
reviews.apache.org, once that happens we can create a branch for it.

I think the proposal is a bit out of scope of 645 as it's more about making
NICs their own entity like volumes are (and potentially entailing all of
the extras Chiradeep mentions), whereas 645 is much simpler, its about
modifying a VM that is already deployed rather than having to recreate it
to get a network you want, but ultimately yours is a better long term
method.

I am wondering if it would be best to leave this particular feature 645
as-is, and then take on a separate effort to make NICs into standalone
resources and pull in all of those other associated features. 645 would be
a subset of the proposed functionality without really hindering us from
moving on to the better solution.  Alternatively we can drop 645 or make it
a child of the bigger effort and just work toward it for 4.2.


On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Chiradeep Vittal <
Chiradeep.Vittal@citrix.com> wrote:

> +1 on ENI-compatibility.
> Note that there is more than just CLOUDSTACK-645
> - with ENI you can have multiple Ips per ENI
> - with ENI the security group is attached to the nic instead of the vm
> - there's additional APIs obviously to manage the lifecycle.
>
> On 1/10/13 8:36 AM, "Simon Waterhouse" <Simon.Waterhouse@eu.citrix.com>
> wrote:
>
> >There is an issue https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-645 to
> >add/remove a network on VM.
> >
> >I would like to alter the interface proposed so we instead add methods to
> >explicitly create/destroy a NIC and attach/detach it from a VM - the
> >feature would then be directly analogous to the AWS Elastic Network
> >Interface.
> >
> >I am a newcomer to CloudStack development, but I would be happy to take
> >on some work in this area (write feature spec, implement API methods
> >etc.) to build upon the work contributed by Marcus and team  - from what
> >I can see from CLOUDSTACK-645 much of the required functionality is
> >already in place; I am just suggesting we expose it in a slightly
> >different way...
> >
> >Regards
> >Simon
>
>

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