[Openstack] Steps that can help stabilize Nova's trunk

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 20:29:41 UTC 2011

Hi Jesse, thanks for the links to those articles.

Would be great to add Anso's article feed to the OpenStack planet so
these great articles will show up for folks following that. :)


On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Jesse Andrews <anotherjesse at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jay,
> Agree that openstack api coverage top priority in added smoketests.
> The work needed done on vagrant (vish led it and wrote about it a bit at
> ansolabs.com/deploy) was a start to making something that worked outside
> nasa - the multinode work was so it would work on any *nix box. Nasa's
> testing cluster uses bare metal provioning, not vagrant.  The goal of the
> chef recipes is something that works for vagrant and physical deployments on
> real hardware.
> More work needs done on both deploying test clusters and testing them.
> Jesse
> On Feb 21, 2011 6:39 AM, "Jay Pipes" <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Andy Smith <andyster at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> A few emails back (I have been in meetings and travel for the past two
>>> weeks
>>> so I am just catching up on email now), Jay pretty much described our
>>> plan
>>> of setting up a bunch of machines in multiple configurations for use as a
>>> test cluster.
>>> Towards that goal I'd love to start compiling the various systems
>>> mentioned
>>> in this thread so far into a place so that we can look at the
>>> configurations
>>> people are already using. My vote is just a wiki page linking to Jenkins
>>> deployments and tarballs of Jenkins build configurations and so forth.
>>> http://wiki.openstack.org/TestingBrainstorm
>> OK.
>>> Soren, based on your blog post I suspect you have a bunch of this
>>> material
>>> already, could you add it to that wiki?
>>> Brian Schott, could you add your deployment and existing testing strategy
>>> to
>>> that wiki?
>>> I'll take care of getting the Anso/NASA pieces (we have a bunch of
>>> vagrant-based stuff) in there.
>>> --andy
>> There is no documentation as to how the Vagrant/Chef stuff works, how
>> to kick it off, or how it should be linked into Hudson. It also seems
>> to be very Anso/Nebula specific. Did we expect that the Vagrant/Chef
>> stuff would be used by the OpenStack community to test OpenStack?
>> Also, if we did, why isn't it in the Nova project itself? I thought
>> one of your goals was not to have the testing stuff in different
>> projects (and now, on totally different repositories...)
>> For those of us a little tentative to learn Yet Another Programming
>> Language, even some basic documentation would be useful to see if the
>> Vagrant/Chef stuff is something that could be applicable to OpenStack
>> continuous integration testing.
>> As I've stated in previous emails on this thread, the problem we have
>> is *not* that we don't have the ability to run tests. In other words,
>> we don't need another test-running platform. What we need is tests for
>> stuff that isn't Anso-specific, which is why I've asked Trey to work
>> on creating a smoketest for the valid work patterns that have to do
>> with OpenStack and not EC2.
>> In the meantime, to test the EC2-specific code paths, I would think it
>> would be fairly trivial to simply fire the smoketests against a test
>> cluster. I know that one of the Rackspace test clusters (a large,
>> 188-machine one) should be online in the next week or so, but there
>> was also word of another smaller test cluster that seems more
>> appropriate for simply kicking smoketests against. Jordan, what's the
>> status of that smaller cluster? Are we ready to add those machines to
>> our set of Hudson builders?
>> -jay
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