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From "Andrew Bayer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (JCLOUDS-393) Support GCE API v1
Date Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:14:35 GMT

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Andrew Bayer commented on JCLOUDS-393:
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Ok, woo. I seem to have actually finished it. Maybe. Pending much review. All live tests appear
to be working now, I rigged up new default behavior to delete boot disks on jclouds-created
instances unless specified otherwise (note that this'll just be ignored completely with non-jclouds-created
instances, which felt the safest to me), and the default image for tests is Debian 7, not
CentOS 6, due to some weird auth issues I'd like to poke at more. I think osFamiliy detection
may be a bit borked right now, but I'm not 100% sure so I'll let it sit for the moment. 

> Support GCE API v1
> ------------------
>
>                 Key: JCLOUDS-393
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCLOUDS-393
>             Project: jclouds
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: jclouds-labs-google
>            Reporter: Andrew Bayer
>            Assignee: Andrew Bayer
>             Fix For: 1.7.0
>
>
> So this is a bit of a stretch goal for 1.7.0, but GCE has gone GA and moved to API v1,
which...well, https://developers.google.com/compute/docs/transition-v1 - it's got a number
of breaking changes from v1beta16 and earlier. Most notably, instance creation and images
are now more than a little different. The images from v1beta16 and earlier with Google-provided
kernels don't work with v1, the kernel resource is just gone completely, and most annoyingly,
you no longer can create instances from images directly. Instead, you have to first create
a root persistent disk from an image, and then specify that disk when creating the instance.
When you get an instance's information, it no longer has anything about the image it was created
from - instead you've got to go through the disk to see what its source image is, but even
that's a bit odd, since the current API reference doesn't actually include the sourceImage
in the list of fields for disk resources, though it's pretty strongly implied that it should
be there...bah. 
> Anyway, I'm going to try to get this done for 1.7.0, but given the timeframe, it may
not be completed in time. v1beta16 is supposed to stick around until March, so we've got some
cushion to get out 1.7.1 with v1 support if needed.



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