Bug 535453 (RHQ-2147)

Summary: allow a resource type to have multiple possible parent resource types via "references" in the plugin descriptor
Product: [Other] RHQ Project Reporter: Ian Springer <ian.springer>
Component: Plugin ContainerAssignee: RHQ Project Maintainer <rhq-maint>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: ccrouch, cwelton, jshaughn
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URL: http://jira.rhq-project.org/browse/RHQ-2147
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Description Ian Springer 2009-06-12 09:41:00 EDT
This would allow us to merge for a number of "duplicate" Resource types (e.g. EJBs under either standalone EJB-JAR or embedded EJB-JAR; JVMs under JBossAS, Tomcat, or RHQ Agent; Scripts under different Server types; etc.)

Note, our model already supports this, and we already allow it for servers and top-level services, which can potentially have any of the platform resource types as parents. I think a nice way to support it across the boards at the plugin descriptor level would be using the notion of references, e.g.:

<server name="JBossAS Server">
   <service name="Web Application (WAR)">
      <metric ...>
      <operation ...>
   <service name="Enterprise Application (EAR)">
      <service ref="Web Application (WAR)"/>

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2009-11-10 15:58:46 EST
This bug was previously known as http://jira.rhq-project.org/browse/RHQ-2147
Comment 3 Jay Shaughnessy 2014-05-05 17:24:48 EDT
See the use of ENTITY in AS7 plugin.  That is the style used for this.