[openstack-dev] [ironic] Tenks

Jim Rollenhagen jim at jimrollenhagen.com
Mon Oct 8 14:36:44 UTC 2018

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 8:59 AM Mark Goddard <mark at stackhpc.com> 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?

Makes sense to me, but we should also have an explicit goal of using tenks
to kill our devstack code (and the other things mentioned).

Consider me +2 on the spec but leaving time for additional discussion. :)

Thanks Mark!

// jim

> [1]
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/ironic/2018/ironic.2018-10-01-15.00.log.html#l-170
> Thanks,
> Mark
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