Documentation on building Compute drivers?

asked 2013-04-25 11:54:13 -0600

jlv gravatar image

I am thinking about developing a Nova Compute Virtualization driver for FreeBSD Jails. I have found the relevant code, and it seems pretty straightforward to copy an existing driver and adjust for my needs. I am wondering if there is any documentation to help me along the way?

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answered 2013-05-10 22:14:04 -0600

fifieldt gravatar image


It's not a virt driver, but there is an example of extending nova with a new scheduler plugin in the OpenStack Operations Guide here:

There is some basic development information at to get you started, and though it might not be relevant if you're using FreeBSD a lot of developers use for setting up their environment.

One recommendation I'd share is to post about your plans on the development mailing list ( Recently there's been quite an extensive discussion on how virt drivers are handled in OpenStack, that I think could affect your work. It'll also gather some people to help you along the way :)

Good luck!

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