Better support for EC2 availability zones
|Assignee:||Daniel Molina||% Done:|
|Category:||Drivers - Auth|
|Target version:||Release 3.6|
The suggested multi-availability zone / EC2 site configuration does not seem to work well with EC2 compatible clouds with the different availability zones behind single front-end URL.
How about adding support for defining a default availability zone for each EC2 driver or defining the desired availability zone on the VM template? The tool "ec2-run-instances" used by the driver to launch a new instance already supports the choice of availability zone with the "-z <ZONE>" command line option.
Would anyone else find this type of feature useful? Especially the choice of availability zone in the VM Template's EC2 section is very easy to implement in the driver (if I haven't understood the driver code completely wrong - I still have relatively little experience with One). Am I missing any obvious gotchas here?