[Airship-discuss] Fwd: OOK,Airship

Charles cems at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Oct 3 12:13:28 UTC 2019

Hi Roman,

Many thanks for the reply.

I posted this on openstack-discuss because I was wondering if any 
users/Openstack operators out there (outside large corporations who are 
members of the Airship development framework) are actually running OOK 
in production. This could be Airship, or some other Kubernetes 
distribution running Openstack Helm.

Our several years experience of managing Openstack so far 
(RHOSP/TripleO) has been bumpy due to issues with configuration 
maintenance /upgrades. The idea of using CI/CD and Kubernetes/Helm to 
manage Openstack is compelling and fits nicely into the DevOps framework 
here. If we were to explore this route we could 'roll our own' with a 
deployment say based on https://opendev.org/airship/treasuremap , or pay 
for and Enterprise solution that incorporates the OOK model (upcoming 
Mirantis and SUSE potentially).



On 03/10/2019 12:04, Roman Gorshunov wrote:
> Thanks Ashlee!
> Charles,
> A few companies who work on development of Airship do use it,
> including production uses: AT&T, SUSE, Mirantis, Ericsson, SK Telekom
> and others. Many of those companies (if not all) use Airship +
> OpenStack Helm as well.
> Airship, as you have mentioned, is a collection of components for
> undercloud control plane, which helps to deploy nodes with
> OS+Docker+Kubernetes on it, configure/manage it all in GitOps way, and
> then help to maintain the configuration. It also allows to manage
> deploys and maintenance of whatever runs on top of Kubernetes cluster,
> would that be OpenStack Helm or other software packaged in Helm
> format.
> OpenStack Helm does not really require to be running on
> Airship-managed cluster. It could run standalone.
> Yes, you can roll out an open source production grade
> Airship/Openstack Helm deployment today. Good example of production
> grade configuration could be found in airship/treasuremap repository
> [0] as 'seaworthy' site definition. You are welcome to try, of course.
> For the questions - reach out to us on IRC #airshipit at Freenode of via
> Airship-discuss mailing list.
> [0] https://opendev.org/airship/treasuremap
> Best regards,
> --
> Roman Gorshunov
> On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 9:27 PM Ashlee Ferguson <ashlee at openstack.org> wrote:
>> Hi Charles,
>> Glad to hear you’re interested! Forwarding this to the Airship ML since there may be folks on this mailing list that will have pointers who didn't see the openstack-discuss post.
>> Ashlee
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Charles <cems at ebi.ac.uk>
>> Subject: OOK,Airship
>> Date: October 2, 2019 at 5:39:16 PM GMT+2
>> To: openstack-discuss at lists.openstack.org
>> Hi,
>> We are interested in OOK and Openstack Helm.
>> Has anyone any experience with Airship (now that 1.0 is out)?
>> Noticed that a few Enterprise distributions are looking at managing the Openstack control plane with Kubernetes and have been testing Airship with a view to rolling it out (Mirantis,SUSE)
>> Is this a signal that there is momentum around Openstack Helm?
>> Is it possible to roll out an open source production grade Airship/Openstack Helm deployment today, or is it too early?
>> Thoughts?
>> Charles
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Charles Short
Senior Cloud Engineer

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