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

gilles.mocellin at nuagelibre.org gilles.mocellin at nuagelibre.org
Tue Jan 12 12:25:05 UTC 2016

Le 2016-01-12 11:01, Christian Berendt a écrit :
> 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.
> E.g.
> https://github.com/openstack/mistral-extra/tree/master/examples/v2/services_registration
> 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
> (http://docs.openstack.org/developer/heat/template_guide/openstack.html#OS::Mistral::Workflow),
> this way it is possible to orchestrate external services with Heat by
> using Mistral resources.
> HTH, Christian.

Thanks for pointing at Mistral.
I already have read about it, but never really look into it. I will.

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