Component: Cloud Controller
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The Cloud Controller provides REST API endpoints for clients to access the system. The Cloud Controller maintains a database with tables for orgs, spaces, services, user roles, and more.
The Cloud Controller database has been tested with Postgres.
The Cloud Controller manages a blobstore for the following:
Resources: Files that are uploaded to the Cloud Controller with a unique SHA such that they can be reused without re-uploading the file
App Packages: Unstaged files that represent an application
Droplets: Result of taking an app package, staging it by processing a buildpack, and preparing it to run
You can configure the blobstore as either an internal server or an external S3 or S3-compatible endpoint.
The blob store uses the Fog Ruby gem such that it can use abstractions like Amazon S3, WebDAV, or NFS file system for storage.
The Cloud Controller interacts with other core components of the Cloud Foundry platform using the NATS message bus. For example, the Cloud Controller uses NATS when performing the following interactions:
- Instructing a cell to stage an application by processes a buildpack for the app and to prepare it to run
- Instructing a cell to start or stop an application
- Receiving information from the Health Manager about applications
- Subscribing to Service Gateways that advertise available services
- Instructing Service Gateways to handle provisioning, unprovisioning, binding, and unbinding operations for services
rspec runs a test suite with the SQLite in-memory database.
Specify a connection string using the
DB_CONNECTION environment variable to
test against Postgres and MySQL. For example:
DB_CONNECTION="postgres://postgres@localhost:5432/ccng" rspec DB_CONNECTION="mysql2://root:password@localhost:3306/ccng" rspec
Travis currently runs three build jobs against SQLite, Postgres, and MySQL.