[openstack-dev] [heat] Sofware Config progress

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Wed Jan 15 04:27:49 UTC 2014

Excerpts from Prasad Vellanki's message of 2014-01-14 18:41:46 -0800:
> Steve
> I did not mean to have custom solution at all. In fact that would be
> terrible.  I think Heat model of software config and deployment is really
> good. That allows configurators such as Chef, Puppet, Salt or Ansible to be
> plugged into it and all users need to write are modules for those.
> What I was  thinking is if there is a way to use software config/deployment
>  to do initial configuration of the appliance by using agentless system
> such  as Ansible or Salt, thus requiring no cfminit. I am not sure this
> will work either, since it might require ssh keys to be installed for
> getting ssh to work without password prompting. But I do see that ansible
> and salt support username/password option.
> If this would not work, I agree that the best option is to make them
> support cfminit...

Ansible is not agent-less. It just makes use of an extremely flexible
agent: sshd. :) AFAIK, salt does use an agent though maybe they've added
SSH support.

Anyway, the point is, Heat's engine should not be reaching into your
machines. It talks to API's, but that is about it.

What you really want is just a VM that spins up and does the work for
you and then goes away once it is done.

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