CloudStack has its own API. Cloud wrappers like libcloud and jclouds work well with this native API, but CloudStack does not expose any standard API like OCCI and CIMI. We (Isaac Chiang really, I just tested and pointed him in the right direction) started working on a CloudStack backend for rOCCI using our CloudStack ruby gem. The choice of rOCCI was made due to the existence of an existing Opennebula backend and the adoption of OCCI in the European Grid Initiative Federated cloud testbed.
Let's get started with installing the rOCCI server, this work has not yet been merged upstream so you will need to work from Isaac Chiang's fork.
git clone https://github.com/isaacchiang/rOCCI-server.git
cp cloudstack/cloudstack.json default.json
Test it against the server that you are started previously. You will need a running CloudStack cloud. Either a production one or a dev instance using DevCloud. The credentials and the endpoint to this cloud will have been entered in `default.json` file that you created in the previous section. Try a couple OCCI client command:
We will keep on improving this driver to provide a production quality OCCI interface to users who want to use a standard. In all fairness we will also work on a CIMI implementation. Hopefully some of the clouds in the EGI federated cloud will pick CloudStack and help us improve this OCCI interface. In CloudStack we aim to provide the interfaces that the users want and keep them up to date and of production quality so that users can depend on it.