[openstack-dev] [kolla] [ironic] Introducing Kayobe - Scientific OpenStack deployment using kolla

Paul Bourke paul.bourke at oracle.com
Thu Mar 30 09:36:47 UTC 2017

Looks really cool Mark, congrats on the release!


On 30/03/17 09:46, Mark Goddard wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to announce Kayobe[1], a project that we at StackHPC have been
> working on recently as we help to build out a performance prototyping
> platform for the SKA telescope[2].
> Kayobe is an open source tool for automating deployment of Scientific
> OpenStack onto a set of bare metal servers. Kayobe is composed of
> Ansible playbooks, a python module, and makes heavy use of the OpenStack
> kolla project. Kayobe aims to complement the kolla-ansible project,
> providing an opinionated yet highly configurable OpenStack deployment
> and automation of many operational procedures. Further information is
> available in the project's documentation[3].
> In our recent blog post[4] we discuss some of the Zero Touch
> Provisioning (ZTP) capabilities of the project that allowed us to
> quickly commission the hardware for the SKA performance prototype
> platform. To achieve this, Kayobe leverages ironic inspector's
> introspection rules and node discovery, and Ansible's networking
> modules. We think these techniques may be applicable to other deployment
> tools such as TripleO and would be interested to share experiences and
> code with those communities.
> We'd love to hear feedback from the OpenStack community on the direction
> this project is taking, and of course encourage interested parties to
> get involved!
> Thanks,
> Mark (mgoddard)
> [1] https://github.com/stackhpc/kayobe/
> <https://github.com/stackhpc/kayobe/>
> [2] https://skatelescope.org/
> [3] https://github.com/stackhpc/kayobe/tree/master/doc
> <https://github.com/stackhpc/kayobe/tree/master/doc>
> [4] https://www.stackhpc.com/ironic-idrac-ztp.html
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