[Users] Static IP for VMs

Yaniv Kaul ykaul at redhat.com
Thu May 10 08:00:42 UTC 2012

On 05/10/2012 10:56 AM, Itamar Heim wrote:
> On 05/10/2012 10:55 AM, Yaniv Kaul wrote:
>> On 05/10/2012 09:40 AM, Gary Kotton wrote:
>>> On 05/10/2012 09:07 AM, Itamar Heim wrote:
>>>> Gary - can you please share how quantum solves this?
>>> Hi,
>>> At the moment there is work in progress of integrating Melange
>>> (http://wiki.openstack.org/Melange) into Quantum. This module takes
>>> care of the IP address management. Addition information can be seen at
>>> http://docs.openstack.org/trunk/openstack-network/admin/content/Melange-dle454.html. 
>>> Thanks
>>> Gary
>> I personally think Melange is a short-sighted project, as the next item
>> would be to configure the firewall policy, then the SSH keys, etc., etc.
>> Something like Foreman (http://theforeman.org/ ) integration makes a lot
>> more sense to me.
> firewall is supposed to be covered by quantum afaiu.

I think Quantum's assumption is that there is a centrally managed 
firewall server (Firewall-as-a-service?), I was talking about the VM's 

> ssh keys is covered via the metadata service ("ec2 guest api") and 
> cloud-init in fedora loads the relevant configuration from it (using 
> to get it)

Which is even worse, because:
1. Now you are splitting the configuration of a virtual machine to 
different components
2. You are not doing the complete lifecycle mgmt, just the provisioning.

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