[Openstack-operators] How do you orchestrate external tools (private cloud) ?

Christian Berendt christian at berendt.io
Tue Jan 12 10:01:33 UTC 2016

On 01/12/2016 10:47 AM, gilles.mocellin at nuagelibre.org wrote:
> But I did not find any example where Heat can do these sort of thing.

I think Heat is the wrong tool to directly orchestrate external services.

Have you tried Mistral? It is a workflow service or task orchestration 
service. Some examples are available in the mistral-extra repository. 
demonstrates how to create a new instance and how to register this 
instance at an external monitoring service (zabbix) and at an external 
firewall service (vyatta). Mistral is very powerful and you can do a lot 
of cool things with it.

Mistral resources are available for Heat 
this way it is possible to orchestrate external services with Heat by 
using Mistral resources.

HTH, Christian.

Christian Berendt
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