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what does "Start a Host" through API means really?

asked 2014-11-21 05:20:44 -0500

rok gravatar image

updated 2014-11-25 06:11:44 -0500

Hi, I'm trying to understand how Openstack works.. I've devstack (all-in-one) and I'm looking at this APIs http://developer.openstack.org/api-re... These are related in physical hosts management if I'm right, but how can Openstack reboot (or start...) a physical host (my notebook for example)? It clearly doesn't press the poweron button... LOL This point is not clear, maybe I've a wrong concept of physical host.. can someone explain me?

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answered 2014-11-21 09:12:21 -0500

Eric Xie gravatar image

Hi, For libvirt driver , some of physical host apis do not implement. You can refer the xenapi driver.

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sorry I'm not expert in virtualization (I don't know what libvirt and xenapi are in details) so I try to clarify my question: what is supposed to happen when I call the API start host? I mean a Host is a physical machine (example my notebook),does it power on my notebook? Obviously no..so? thank you

rok gravatar imagerok ( 2014-11-21 10:04:26 -0500 )edit

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