April 25-29, 2016

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Using OpenStack to Clean up After Itself: Automatically Run Mistral Workflows in Response to OpenStack Notifications

Have you scripted around making instances expire? Or for the residual clean-up needed to be done when a tenant is deleted? If so, this session is for you. In this presentation, aimed at OpenStack operators,we  will discuss a new feature beingproposed for Mistral that would allow operators the ability to develop workflows which will run automatically in response to specific OpenStack evens. First, we will present a brief overview of Mistral and its capabilities.  Next, we'll discuss the implementation of this new feature and how to write workflows that can use it. As a concrete example, we will show how we added an expiration policy to server instances by running workflows in response to a server create notification. Finally, we will discuss how this feature can be used to address the age old problem of cleaning up resources when a project (tenant) is deleted.

What can I expect to learn?

You will leave with an understanding on how you could then write your own custom workflows in response to OpenStack notifications.

Tuesday, April 26, 11:15am-11:55am (4:15pm - 4:55pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Todd Johnson is a senior software engineer with IBM. FULL PROFILE
IBM Cloud Division
Nina Goradia is an Architect in the IBM Cloud Business Unit where she leads design and development of OpenStack based cloud solutions.  Nina was key in driving the initial integration of OpenStack into IBM private cloud offerings.  Her initiative resulted in the delivery of several OpenStack solutions for IBM's enterprise customers including IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack... FULL PROFILE