[openstack-dev] [heat] Heat Template Cookbook
sbaker at redhat.com
Thu May 28 21:07:18 UTC 2015
On 29/05/15 04:10, D'ANDREA, JOE (JOE) wrote:
> [This was originally posted to openstack at lists.openstack.org by accident. Reposting it to openstack-dev.]
> Calling all Heat neophytes, aficionados, and everyone in between ...
> I've often thought it would be helpful to add a Heat Template Cookbook to the developer documentation.
> Like any helping friendly cookbook, it would contain a variety of annotated recipes/templates. Ultimately, it would seek to cover use case scenarios for every possible ingredient/resource out there.
> I've volunteered to curate and author this cookbook, alongside the HOT Guide.
This sounds great!
Cookbook-style content was how I originally conceived the HOT section of
the OpenStack User Guide. Whether the HOT Guide stays in the User
Guide or moves back to heat developer docs it would be good to use this
content as the starting point.
> To help get things started, I'm seeking template contributions that:
> * Are simple and illustrate basic concepts.
> * Are more intermediate and build on basic concepts.
> * Are more advanced and demonstrate more complex orchestration.
> * Solve a common problem or answer a frequently asked template question.
> Repository links welcomed!
> I also seek:
> * Wish lists. "I wish there was a template that ..."
> * Questions. "How do I ... ?" "Can I ... ?"
> For those wondering about the heat-templates github repo, yes, I'll be plundering the vaults. ;)
> Questions/contributions most welcomed. Simply reply to this message. (Once the doc repository is ready, we'll also gladly accept contributions through proposed patches to the docs.)
> IMPORTANT: Please post *links* (to gists, repos, pastes, etc.) instead of attachments or embedded items.
I think the main areas of focus should be networking patterns,
clustering/groups and software config. For the latter there is a decent
start in the HOT Guide
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