[openstack-dev] [rally][no-admin] Finally Rally can be run without admin user

Morgan Fainberg morgan.fainberg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 20:51:58 UTC 2017

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 1:04 PM, Boris Pavlovic <boris at pavlovic.me> wrote:
> Hi stackers,
> Intro
> Initially Rally was targeted for developers which means running it from
> admin was OK.
> Admin was basically used to simplify preparing environment for testing:
> create and setup users/tenants, networks, quotas and other resources that
> requires admin role.
> As well it was used to cleanup all resources after test was executed.
> Problem
> More and more operators were running Rally against their production
> environments, and they were not happy with the thing that they should
> provide admin, they would rather prepare environment by hand and provide
> already existing users than allow Rally to mess up with admin rights =)
> Solution
> After years of refactoring we changed almost everything;) and we managed to
> keep Rally as simple as it was and support Operators and Developers needs.
> Now Rally supports 3 different modes:
> admin mode -> Rally manages users that are used for testing
> admin + existing users mode -> Rally uses existing users for testing (if no
> user context)
> [new one] existing users mode -> Rally uses existing users for testing
> In every mode input task will look the same, however in case of only
> existing users mode you won't be able to use plugins that requires admin
> role.
> This patch finishes works: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/465495/
> Thanks to everybody that was involved in this huge effort!
> Best regards,
> Boris Pavlovic
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Good work, and fantastic news. This will make rally a more interesting
tool to use against real-world deployments.

Congrats on a job well done.

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