One week of Nova Kilo specifications

    Its been one week of specifications for Nova in Kilo. What are we seeing proposed so far? Here's a summary...



    • Enable the nova metadata cache to be a shared resource to improve the hit rate: review 126705.

    Containers Service

    Hypervisor: FreeBSD

    • Implement support for FreeBSD networking in nova-network: review 127827.

    Hypervisor: Hyper-V

    • Allow volumes to be stored on SMB shares instead of just iSCSI: review 102190.

    Hypervisor: VMWare

    • Add ephemeral disk support to the VMware driver: review 126527 (spec approved).
    • Add support for the HTML5 console: review 127283.
    • Allow Nova to access a VMWare image store over NFS: review 126866.
    • Enable administrators and tenants to take advantage of backend storage policies: review 126547 (spec approved).
    • Support the OVA image format: review 127054.

    Hypervisor: libvirt

    • Add a new linuxbridge VIF type, macvtap: review 117465.
    • Add support for SMBFS as a image storage backend: review 103203.
    • Convert to using built in libvirt disk copy mechanisms for cold migrations on non-shared storage: review 126979.
    • Support libvirt storage pools: review 126978.
    • Support quiesce filesystems during snapshot: review 126966.

    Instance features

    • Allow direct access to LVM volumes if supported by Cinder: review 127318.


    • Move flavor data out of the system_metdata table in the SQL database: review 126620.



    • Add an IOPS weigher: review 127123 (spec approved).
    • Allow limiting the flavors that can be scheduled on certain host aggregates: review 122530.
    • Create an object model to represent a request to boot an instance: review 127610.
    • Decouple services and compute nodes in the SQL database: review 126895.
    • Implement resource objects in the resource tracker: review 127609.
    • Move select_destinations() to using a request object: review 127612.


    • Add instance count on the hypervisor as a weight: review 127871.


    • Provide a reference implementation for console proxies that uses TLS: review 126958.
    • Strongly validate the tenant and user for quota consuming requests with keystone: review 92507.

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