[Openstack-operators] Openstack integration with xcp

Todd Deshane todd.deshane at xen.org
Sun May 1 19:40:44 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Leandro Reox <leandro.reox at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi Lele,

Some comments inline.

 this is my first post at the openstack list, i've researching a
> while before i started to install openstack, actually i deployed a
> single-node installation of cactus version, i able to run instances and
> works like charm. But the company needs today are far away of my deployment,
> we need
> - Phiscal nodes high-availability
> - VMs high-availability - ( live migration between cluster pool members )
> - Integration with AWS - EC2 ( to deploy transparently images there or in
> our production environment)
> - Storage access compatibility ( make transparten to the developers the way
> that they application access to the data, neither is on our production
> environment or an amazon server)
> - Chef integration to deploy machines based on roles ( bd, webserver, etc,
> etc )
> Currently we have an OracleVM environment that handles very well the
> high-availability stuff and we can deploy machines pretty quickly by
> clonning "Golden-images" of each role that we need, but that doesnt scale
> anymore and we want to migrate to an openstack environment.
> So, whats the best solution for us ? , since OracleVM is based on xen we've
> thinking about openstack+xcp environment, but i really cant find
> documentation on how to do that.

This is a great place to start for now (the instructions work with XCP):

We (Xen.org and OpenStack) are working on making the process easy for
sysadmins. Stay tuned to the xen.org and openstack.org blogs for

> Really worth to integrate openstack with
> xcp ? or is a better solution to deploy openstack controller + a lot of
> openstack nodes to run vms ?  I found the way to clusterize xcp pretty
> easily but i cant find that for openstack too, how the product manage where
> to start a VM based on the host resources and stuff like that.
> And of course , we need a dashboard for our developers to self-deploy VMs
> based on images stored for they need. And the final big challenge, how to
> integrate openstack+dashboard+xcp+chef to make the hole instance deployment
> pretty straightforward to the users with less intervention of us.

You should take a look at Dell's project Crowbar, which they plan to
make available open source.



> I know that there are a lot of companys working with this scheme, so if you
> guys can help me to get it right ill be really appreciate that, because
> after reading so much, im kinda lost.
> Best Regards
> Lele
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Todd Deshane

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