[kolla][octavia][openstack-ansible][tripleo] octavia in kolla ansible

Alex Schultz aschultz at redhat.com
Thu Jun 20 14:07:56 UTC 2019

On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM Mark Goddard <mark at stackhpc.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> In the recent kolla meeting [1] we discussed the usability of octavia
> in kolla ansible. We had feedback at the Denver summit [2] that this
> service is difficult to deploy and requires a number of manual steps.
> Certificates are one of the main headaches. It was stated that OSA [3]
> may have some useful code we could look into.

I second that Octavia is very painful to install. There is a requirement of
a bunch of openstack cloud configurations (flavors/images/etc) that must be
handled prior to actually configuring the service which means it's complex
to deploy. IMHO it would have been beneficial for some of these items to
actually have been rolled into the service itself (ie dynamically querying
the services for flavor information rather than expecting an ID put into a
configuration file).  That being said, we have managed to get it integrated
into tripleo but it's rather complex. It does use ansible if you want to
borrow some of the concepts for os_octavia.


Additionally we're still leveraging some of the puppet-octavia code to
manage configs/nova flavors.


> As a starting point to improving this support, I'd like to gather
> information from people who are using octavia in kolla ansible, and
> what they have had to do to make it work. Please respond to this
> email.
> I've also tagged openstack-ansible and Tripleo - if there is any
> useful information those teams have to share about this topic, it is
> most welcome. Alternatively if your support for octavia also falls
> short perhaps we could collaborate on improvements.
> Thanks,
> Mark
> [1]
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/kolla/2019/kolla.2019-06-19-15.00.log.html#l-86
> [2] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/DEN-train-kolla-feedback
> [3] https://opendev.org/openstack/openstack-ansible-os_octavia
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