Capacity planning and scaling in Operations Guide - cells information is out of date

Bug #1804253 reported by Matt Riedemann on 2018-11-20
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Frank Kloeker

Bug Description

- [x] This doc is inaccurate in this way:

The cells-related contents of this page are referring to the deprecated cells v1 model, which used the nova-cells service. As can be seen here:

Cells v1 is deprecated and cells v2 is required since Ocata, doesn't require the nova-cells service, API routing/synchronization, two-level scheduling, etc.

So starting in Ocata, all nova deployments are at least a cell of one, and then they can become multi-cell by simply adding on more cells (new sets of compute hosts with a DB/MQ for the cell). With cells v2 there is no tree structure, it's all flat and the nova controller services (API, conductor, scheduler) are cells-aware.

As a quick fix, it would probably be easiest to simply describe cells v2 at a high level and then link to the more detail nova docs on cells v2:

Release: on 2018-11-16 05:52
SHA: da505828793ae12622f5845e930fae9b82fcd6f0

Matt Riedemann (mriedem) on 2018-11-20
Changed in openstack-manuals:
status: New → Confirmed
lei zhang (zhang-lei) on 2018-11-21
Changed in openstack-manuals:
assignee: nobody → lei zhang (zhang-lei)
Changed in openstack-manuals:
assignee: lei zhang (zhang-lei) → Frank Kloeker (f-kloeker)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in openstack-manuals:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Matt Riedemann (mriedem) wrote :

Umm, was there a change posted for this? I'm not sure why it was marked as Fix Committed.

Changed in openstack-manuals:
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
Frank Kloeker (f-kloeker) wrote :

mhmm, the trigger from Gerrit was missing:
Maybe it's caused by the fact, that Ops Guide uses Storyboard meanwhile instead Launchpad.

I pointed a link to the Nova doc for Cells in the patch.

Changed in openstack-manuals:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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