[openstack-dev] [ironic] Tenks

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 13:02:52 UTC 2018

On 10/02/2018 08:58 AM, Mark Goddard wrote:
> Hi,
> In the most recent Ironic meeting we discussed [1] tenks, and the 
> possibility of adding the project under Ironic governance. We agreed to 
> move the discussion to the mailing list. I'll introduce the project here 
> and give everyone a chance to ask questions. If things appear to move in 
> the right direction, I'll propose a vote for inclusion under Ironic's 
> governance.
> Tenks is a project for managing 'virtual bare metal clusters'. It aims 
> to be a drop-in replacement for the various scripts and templates that 
> exist in the Ironic devstack plugin for creating VMs to act as bare 
> metal nodes in development and test environments. Similar code exists in 
> Bifrost and TripleO, and probably other places too. By focusing on one 
> project, we can ensure that it works well, and provides all the features 
> necessary as support for bare metal in the cloud evolves.
> That's tenks the concept. Tenks in reality today is a working version 
> 1.0, written in Ansible, built by Will Miller (w-miller) during his 
> summer placement. Will has returned to his studies, and Will Szumski 
> (jovial) has picked it up. You don't have to be called Will to work on 
> Tenks, but it helps.
> There are various resources available for anyone wishing to find out more:
> * Ironic spec review: https://review.openstack.org/#/c/579583
> * Documentation: https://tenks.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
> * Source code: https://github.com/stackhpc/tenks
> * Blog: https://stackhpc.com/tenks.html
> * IRC: mgoddard or jovial in #openstack-ironic
> What does everyone think? Is this something that the ironic community 
> could or should take ownership of?

How does Tenks relate to OVB?



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