[openstack-dev] [ironic] Tenks
mark at stackhpc.com
Tue Oct 2 14:37:35 UTC 2018
On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 at 14:03, Jay Pipes <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/02/2018 08:58 AM, Mark Goddard wrote:
> > Hi,
> > In the most recent Ironic meeting we discussed  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
> > * 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?
Good question. As far as I'm aware, OVB is a tool for using an OpenStack
cloud to host the virtual bare metal nodes, and is typically used for
testing TripleO. Tenks does not rule out supporting this use case in
future, but currently operates more like the Ironic devstack plugin, using
libvirt/KVM/QEMU as the virtualisation provider.
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