[openstack-dev] [mistral] How to call 3rd-party tools(such as Ansible) in Mistral

WANG, Ming Hao (Tony T) tony.a.wang at alcatel-lucent.com
Mon Oct 19 04:10:40 UTC 2015


Thanks for your valuable info. :)
I suppose  the flow here should be:
Mistral calls StackStorm, and StackStorm calls Ansible. Is it right?
The big benefit here should be we only need to install StackStorm custom action into Mistral, and StackStorm will handle all the interfaces to other automation tools, such as Ansible. Is it right?


From: Dmitri Zimine [mailto:dzimine at stackstorm.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2015 1:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [mistral] How to call 3rd-party tools(such as Ansible) in Mistral


You can also connect Mistral with Ansible via StackStorm and Ansible integration pack:
1) StackStorm http://docs.stackstorm.com
2) https://github.com/StackStorm/st2contrib/tree/master/packs/ansible

StackStorm is open-source Apache 2.0 "wrapper" around Mistral workflow service that integrates 3rd party tools.

Disclosure: I work for StackStorm, I think it's appropriate to pitch here an open source project that addresses the problem.


On Oct 15, 2015, at 11:35 PM, WANG, Ming Hao (Tony T) <tony.a.wang at alcatel-lucent.com<mailto:tony.a.wang at alcatel-lucent.com>> wrote:

Dear Mistral developers and testers,

We have developed some Ansible playbooks for operation automation, and we are investigating if we can change the automation engine from Ansible to Mistral since Mistral has powerful workflow control.
Could you please help to provide how to let Mistral call Ansible playbook or Ansible module?
My understanding is to use ssh std_action to let Mistral access Ansible server to call Ansible playbook/modules since Mistral ad-hoc action must base on an existing system action.

Another question is:
If we install Mistral and Ansible on a same server, is it possible to simplify it?

Thanks in advance,

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