[openstack-dev] Announcing Tuskar project and PTL nominations

Tomas Sedovic tsedovic at redhat.com
Fri Aug 23 15:01:21 UTC 2013

On 08/22/2013 06:23 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Martyn Taylor's message of 2013-08-22 04:23:55 -0700:
>> Hi Sylvain,
>> We are currently working on design docs.  We'll be adding some
>> architecture diagrams and description to our documentation soon.
>> To answer your question re: provisioning and images.
>> In our currently implementation (which is very early days), we took
>> images that were built from by Triple O, namely the overcloud
>> non-compute and compute images and we use these directly.  in the demo
>> environment you seen in the video, we used Triple O CI to set up the
>> machine, register the relevant overcloud images with glance and so on.
>> In Tuskar, we lifted from TripleO a copy of the triple-o overcloud heat
>> template and made some modifications.  We split out the non-compute and
>> compute sections, this allows us to add multiple entries of each of the
>> non-compute and compute sections (based on what is registered in Tuskar)
>> we then add a section to enforce deployment of the particular images
>> onto particular bare metal machines.  (This allows us to match hardware
>> to OpenStack services).  We do this by using the force_hosts capability
>> in the nova bare metal driver:
>> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/baremetal-force-node.
>> We also add some extra commands to the Heat template to registers
>> flavors and associates the flavors, host aggregates and baremetal nodes
>> in the overcloud nova control instance.  This allows us to tell the nova
>> scheduler to match any instance requests with flavors that were
>> registered with a resource class in Tuskar with particular hardware that
>> has also been added to that resource class.
> These one-time bootstrap things are difficult to coordinate. We've been
> moving them out of the instances and into scripts which do it all via
> APIs. It would be great to coordinate with you on all of this.
>> As Tomas mentioned, our initial release is really just a Proof of
>> Concept.  We'll be working to add more complex features and probably
>> rework much of our "short cuts".  Our aim though is to contribute as
>> much as possible (or as much that makes sense) of Tuskar upstream into
>> TripleO or any other component that we utilize and extend and have
>> Tuskar really concentrate on how to utilize existing components to
>> manage and deploy an OpenStack at large scale.
> Martyn, and the rest of the Tuskar team: This is awesome!
> Thanks so much for sharing and working with us to make this happen. Please
> let us know if there's anything more we can do for you in TripleO.


> In case you aren't sending anybody, just a quite invite, it is not too
> late to book travel to the TripleO sprint at the HPCS offices in Seattle,
> Sep 16 - 20. :)

Yeah, looks like Martyn will be able to come and so will I if I manage 
to get the passport and visa in order.

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