[ubuntu-cloud] Does JuJu support Rackspace Public Cloud?

brian mullan bmullan.mail at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 18:27:02 UTC 2011

Thanks Kapil...

That's what I was wondering.    The Rackspace eng I talked to indicated the
move to openstack but didn't know if any work had been done on ubuntu juju
implementation to support Rackspace.

No where could I find docs/blog etc that said juju charms could really
deploy to rackspace openstack (if/where its available).

I hope that happens because the interest in openstack is very strong.
Having some degree of independence regarding
virtual environments by various service providers is as important today as
yesterday to avoid lockin.

So Dell, HP, Rackspace and others have moved to OpenStack.   If Ubuntu
wants to become host/client of choice then juju support will be important
and so will be the addition of some kind of  CMDB capability.   At service
provider level managing all resources becomes much more important...
trouble ticketing, network reliability, compute/storage resource  failure
reporting etc.    I'd mentioned this to a couple acquaintances at canonical
in the server eng. group.   something like opencmdb from germany looks
interesting because it is open source & utilizes some of the same gpl tools
ubuntu does in orchrestra/juju.

As for Rackspace... just now received on my cell phone a ping from Mitch
Garnatt (python Boto ec2/euca tool)...  "HP Cloud Services is dropping EC2
API and will now support only OpenStack NOVA."

So HP public cloud, Rackspace public cloud moving to openstack...  gotta be
able to use juju to deploy to them.   Maybe this is a new biz for some good
sysadmins... produce Charms  that do support these public cloud

Anyway... the juju should help openstack really lead and support of these
types of  initiatives will be important.


On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Kapil Thangavelu <
kapil.thangavelu at canonical.com> wrote:

> Excerpts from brian mullan's message of Wed Dec 14 08:08:16 -0500 2011:
> > Anything I've found so far talks about Juju support for Eucalyptus, AWS
> and
> > OpenStack.
> >
> > I've just started looking at Rackspace and from what I can tell their
> > public cloud is OpenStack based.
> >
> > If that's the case it made me wonder if someone today can use Juju from
> say
> > their home PC deploy a Juju charm to RackSpace's cloud and end up with a
> > running server of what that charm deploys?
> >
> > Can this be done today or is it something that someone would have to add
> to
> > Juju to support Rackspace's OpenStack public cloud?
> >
> Rackspace is not a supported provider for juju at the moment. Though
> Rackspace
> is moving towards adopting openstack for their public cloud, my
> understanding is that is neither complete nor do they intend to expose
> the openstack ec2 api compatibility layer used by juju. A juju machine
> provider
> would need to be implemented to support the native rackspace cloud api
> (perhaps
> via libcloud).
> cheers,
> Kapil
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