[openstack-dev] [all][kolla][rdo] Collaboration with Kolla for the RDO test days

David Moreau Simard dmsimard at redhat.com
Mon Jan 29 13:29:35 UTC 2018

Hi !

For those who might be unfamiliar with the RDO [1] community project:
we hang out in #rdo, we don't bite and we build vanilla OpenStack

These packages are what allows you to leverage one of the deployment
projects such as TripleO, PackStack or Kolla to deploy on CentOS or
The RDO community collaborates with these deployment projects by
providing trunk and stable packages in order to let them develop and
test against the latest and the greatest of OpenStack.

RDO test days typically happen around a week after an upstream
milestone has been reached [2].
The purpose is to get everyone together in #rdo: developers, users,
operators, maintainers -- and test not just RDO but OpenStack itself
as installed by the different deployment projects.

We tried something new at our last test day [3] and it worked out great.
Instead of encouraging participants to install their own cloud for
testing things, we supplied a cloud of our own... a bit like a limited
duration TryStack [4].
This lets users without the operational knowledge, time or hardware to
install an OpenStack environment to see what's coming in the upcoming
release of OpenStack and get the feedback loop going ahead of the

We used Packstack for the last deployment and invited Packstack cores
to deploy, operate and troubleshoot the installation for the duration
of the test days.
The idea is to rotate between the different deployment projects to
give every interested project a chance to participate.

Last week, we reached out to Kolla to see if they would be interested
in participating in our next RDO test days [5] around February 8th.
We supply the bare metal hardware and their core contributors get to
deploy and operate a cloud with real users and developers poking
All around, this is a great opportunity to get feedback for RDO, Kolla
and OpenStack.

We'll be advertising the event a bit more as the test days draw closer
but until then, I thought it was worthwhile to share some context for
this new thing we're doing.

Let me know if you have any questions !


[1]: https://www.rdoproject.org/
[2]: https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/
[3]: https://dmsimard.com/2017/11/29/come-try-a-real-openstack-queens-deployment/
[4]: http://trystack.org/
[5]: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/kolla/2018/kolla.2018-01-24-16.00.log.html

David Moreau Simard
Senior Software Engineer | OpenStack RDO

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