[openstack-dev] [ironic] Tenks

Mark Goddard mark at stackhpc.com
Wed Oct 3 16:17:09 UTC 2018

On Wed, 3 Oct 2018 at 17:10, James LaBarre <jlabarre at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 10/2/18 10:37 AM, Mark Goddard wrote:
> 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:
>> > 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.
>> How does Tenks relate to OVB?
>> https://openstack-virtual-baremetal.readthedocs.io/en/latest/introduction.html
> 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.
> I'm presuming, as Tenks is supposed to support multiple hypervisors, that
> a multi-arch environment would be supported (different node types on
> different architectures).  Or does this even enter into the consideration?

I think that would be a good feature to consider in future, although it's
not something that works currently.

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