[Engine-devel] Announcing a proof of concept REST API for VDSM
agl at us.ibm.com
Wed Nov 30 10:50:06 EST 2011
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 04:32:41PM +0100, Geert Jansen wrote:
> On 11/30/2011 04:09 PM, Itamar Heim wrote:
> >>How easy is QMF to consume from a software development perspective?
> >>Would it be
> >>easy for someone to write a virsh-like tool against a QMF-based vdsm
> >>API? Would
> >>such a tool be able to run on multiple Linux distributions?
> >it is supposed to have a cli console.
> >cc'ing carl and Ted for more details.
> I'm not sure how hard it is technically. But for ISV's, I can tell
> you that almost nobody has experience with it.
> But, is this intended to be a public API though?
Yes! Vdsm already has a 'private' API that only RHEV-m used to consume. In the
ovirt world, vdsm needs to expose a real public API (by whatever means we
choose) so that external entities (ISVs) can leverage vdsm directly if they so
choose. This API must be the same one that ovirt-engine uses, otherwise we are
maintaining two incompatible APIs.
Adam Litke <agl at us.ibm.com>
IBM Linux Technology Center
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