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

Michał Jastrzębski inc007 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 01:00:35 UTC 2018

Cool, thank you David, sign me up!:)

On 29 January 2018 at 05:30, David Moreau Simard <dmsimard at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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
> packages.
> 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
> release.
> 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
> around.
> 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 !
> Thanks,
> [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
> dmsimard = [irc, github, twitter]
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