[openstack-dev] [TripleO] a small experiment with Ansible in TripleO

Galbraith, Patrick patg at hp.com
Fri Aug 1 19:06:03 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I have been working on Ansible nova_compute, a new “nova_facts” module as well as the nova dynamic inventory plugin, so please do feel free to collaborate with me on this.



On Aug 1, 2014, at 12:07 PM, Allison Randal <allison at lohutok.net> wrote:

> A few of us have been independently experimenting with Ansible as a
> backend for TripleO, and have just decided to try experimenting
> together. I've chatted with Robert, and he says that TripleO was always
> intended to have pluggable backends (CM layer), and just never had
> anyone interested in working on them. (I see it now, even in the early
> docs and talks, I guess I just couldn't see the forest for the trees.)
> So, the work is in line with the overall goals of the TripleO project.
> We're starting with a tiny scope, focused only on updating a running
> TripleO deployment, so our first work is in:
> - Create an Ansible Dynamic Inventory plugin to extract metadata from Heat
> - Improve/extend the Ansible nova_compute Cloud Module (or create a new
> one), for Nova rebuild
> - Develop a minimal handoff from Heat to Ansible, particularly focused
> on the interactions between os-collect-config and Ansible
> We're merging our work in this repo, until we figure out where it should
> live:
> https://github.com/allisonrandal/tripleo-ansible
> We've set ourselves one week as the first sanity-check to see whether
> this idea is going anywhere, and we may scrap it all at that point. But,
> it seems best to be totally transparent about the idea from the start,
> so no-one is surprised later.
> Cheers,
> Allison
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