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From "Tom Barber (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (OODT-945) Rework OODT configuration to make use of Zookeeper for distributed configuration management
Date Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:32:04 GMT

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Tom Barber commented on OODT-945:
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Hi [~imesha]

Thanks for asking!

Yeah one of the core plans for OODT 2.0 is to add an option for developers to deploy OODT
with ZK as the backing config store. This will allow us to scale the platform whilst keeping
the config manageable and dynamic as components come and go in deployments.

In order of the questions asked:

Yes, pretty much, there are lots of OODT components so storing in namspace/componentName makes
sense
Again, yes, currently the configs for most OODT components are based on Spring configs and
property files, so it would be a question of reworking these. We'd likely start with the File
Manager as the first component as its the most critical for scale and a good reference implementation
And finally, yes Apache Curator would be fine, simplifying the complexity is always good :)

Tom

> Rework OODT configuration to make use of  Zookeeper for distributed configuration management
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: OODT-945
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-945
>             Project: OODT
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Tom Barber
>            Assignee: Tom Barber
>              Labels: gsoc2017, mentor
>
> OODT is made up of a number of different components, each of which have their own set
of configuration files and locations. This is complex to manage and causes additional problems
when the platform requires distribution across servers or geographically.
> To combat this we are proposing that we migrate the OODT configuration to an opional
Zookeeper module that would allow users to commission a zookeeper cluster and register the
various OODT components against it, which will allow the zookeeper cluster to maintain the
state of the various OODT components regardless of scale.



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