[openstack-dev] [openstack-ansible] Helion HLM on GitHub and what next?

Kevin Carter kevin.carter at RACKSPACE.COM
Fri Jan 29 23:42:54 UTC 2016

Thanks Bailey for the update. I intend to look over more of what you 
folks have published really soon. Thanks again for putting all of this 
out there and I hope to work with you and the team soon on more of the 
convergence pieces.

I don't know if you or any of your team are headed to the OPS and or 
OpenStack-Ansible midcycles in February but I'll be there and would love 
the opportunity to work with folks while we're all in person.

Thanks again for publishing and have a good weekend.


Kevin Carter
IRC: Cloudnull

On 01/29/2016 01:30 PM, Bailey, Darragh wrote:
> Hi,
> Those present at some of the Ansible collaboration sessions at Tokyo may
> recall a mention about Helion Lifecycle Manager (HLM), which constituted
> a collection of ansible playbooks and particular patterns used by the
> HPE Helion OS 2.0 release to deploy clouds.
> We promised at the time that we'd get the code out there to start some
> discussions on where we could collaborate better with openstack-ansible.
> I've already mentioned it to a few folks in IRC, however I think it's
> worth sharing out a bit further.
> The initial code for the difference ansible components has been uploaded
> to GitHub under https://github.com/hpe-helion-os earlier this month.
> https://github.com/hpe-helion-os/helion-input-model
> Defines a cloud though a combination of service input definitions
> (relatively static) and a topology that controls how network and the
> services are laid out control the shape and size of the cloud desired.
> https://github.com/hpe-helion-os/helion-configuration-processor
> The processing engine that consumes the desired cloud topology
> configuration from the input model, and generates all the hosts and
> variables that are consumed by the ansible playbooks/roles to deploy the
> requested cloud.
> https://github.com/hpe-helion-os/helion-ansible
> Contains all the ansible playbooks/roles used to deploy HPE's HOS 2.0.
> This is run against the output of the helion-configuration-processor to
> execute the build/upgrade of the cloud specification.
> Obviously lots of discussions to be had and work to be done, and
> hopefully with some help we should have a good idea by Austin as to what
> will be needed to integrate some of the concepts into the existing
> openstack-ansible project.
> Enjoy the weekend :-)

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