Create a private admin API

Registered by Russell Bryant on 2013-08-12

This feature is for adding another API endpoint to nova that is intended to be exposed internally to the deployment. This is similar in concept to the admin API exposed by Keystone. The driving feature that brought this up most recently is:

https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Cinder/GuestAssistedSnapshotting

A related discussion thread here:

http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2013-August/013181.html

Another example of a feature that would be better off only in an admin API is:

https://review.openstack.org/#/c/41265/

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Russell Bryant
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Russell Bryant
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Russell Bryant
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Needs Code Review
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Russell Bryant on 2013-08-12
Completed by
Russell Bryant on 2013-08-23

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Code in progress here: https://github.com/russellb/nova/tree/bp/qemu-assisted-snapshots

Most of the admin API plumbing is ready, just waiting until we have an API extension that uses it to submit.

Gerrit topic: https://review.openstack.org/#q,topic:bp/qemu-assisted-snapshots,n,z

Addressed by: https://review.openstack.org/42770
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