Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details


Deep Insights: High Availability VM’s with a Simple Reliable Host-to-Guest Interface

OpenStack's approach to monitoring VM's has traditionally been a very 'black box'
approach.  VNF Managers have played the role of mapping between a VM's 
Application-Specific state and OpenStack's management of the VM.  Recent work
 in the OpenStack Masakari project has started to look at leveraging a simple standardized 
API between an OpenStack compute host and it's hosted Guest VMs. Such work enables 
capabilities as 'active' / white-box type monitoring of the VM and Applications within the VM, 
graceful notifications of potentially service-affecting administrative commands on the VM, 
and even the ability to NACK these potentially service-affecting commands if the HA VM is 
not fully synchronized with it's peer VM. In this session we'll discuss the pros and cons of 
such an approach, and provide a simple demo of these capabilities.



What can I expect to learn?

Recent work
 in the OpenStack Masakari project has started to look at leveraging a simple standardized 
API between an OpenStack compute host and it's hosted Guest VMs. Such work enables 
capabilities as 'active' / white-box type monitoring of the VM and Applications within the VM, 
graceful notifications of potentially service-affecting administrative commands on the VM, 
and even the ability to NACK these potentially service-affecting commands if the HA VM is 
not fully synchronized with it's peer VM. 

Thursday, May 24, 11:40am-11:50am
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Wind River Systems
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