[node-devel] CIM plugin for oVirt Node
gjansen at redhat.com
Tue Jan 31 13:33:52 EST 2012
On 01/30/2012 08:37 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Let me start out by saying that I know almost nothing about CIM so I'm
> largely talking out of my....
> I think the first question to answer is why we're adding CIM to oVirt
> node in the first place.
> Is the goal to expose a specific DMTF schema for on-node management? Is
> it to allow arbitrary third-party CMPI providers to be added for
> hardware management? Is it to allow third party CIM management suites
> to see and manage ovirt-node instances?
The requests i have had from RHEV ISV partners so far all were around
using CIM for /read-only/ discovery of physical and virtual resources.
One partner for example has a management platform that is structured in
such a way that the lowest level of management (discovery) is all done
via CIM, which is heterogeneous. The higher levels are them using the
native APIs for each of the virtualization systems and therefore are
bespoke for the virtualization solution that is being integrated with.
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