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The provides users with definitions for some commonly used words and phrases used by WMCS.

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This page has bee restructured and improved. Resolving for now. Page should be revisited on a regular basis to maintain and add new terms.

srodlund set Due Date to May 11 2021, 7:00 AM.
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Terms to add / update as of Dec 2022:

  • Cinder
  • Designate
  • Glance
  • Heat (partial support as of Dec '22)
  • Horizon
  • Keystone
  • Magnum (partial support as of Dec '22)
  • Neutron
  • Nova (update / improve)
  • Trove

Split these terms into conceptually-related units or make this page entirely navigable by alphabetical order.

Also, clarify the difference between "instance" (VM) and "database instance", which is that they're called in the Trove implementation

Align definitions in Glossary page with definitions on component and overview pages, i.e.:

Even better: figure out a coherent way of single-sourcing these definitions and transcluding them in all these places.

Link to "learn more about puppet"( in the "puppet" entry is broken. Remove it, and also: explain what it means to "puppetize" something, as that term is used in various docs on Wikitech.

This doc mostly contains Cloud VPS terms, generic terms that are defined elsewhere (like "Toolforge"), or terms that are too general to be included here (like "SSH"). I've removed that content or migrated it into other docs, and am planning to work the remaining terminology into the revised Cloud VPS landing page (see T347350).

TBurmeister changed the task status from Open to In Progress.Sep 25 2023, 8:17 PM

Many definitions on this page were already included in the documentation pages for those topics. For those that weren't, I have moved the definitions into the appropriate pages. All the remaining terms are covered elsewhere in docs that aren't specific to Cloud VPS or Toolforge. I have moved this page to Obsolete: and removed it from any navigation menus.