[Openstack] Ansible playbooks for OpenStack

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Jul 10 12:09:09 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jul 08, 2013 at 10:02:59AM -0500, Timothy Gerla wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I wanted to share this with the group in the hopes that we could get
> some feedback. We've built a set of Ansible playbooks to install &
> configure a "full" OpenStack deployment based on the Red Hat packaging
> on CentOS 6.
> (Ansible is a configuration management and software deployment
> automation tool: http://www.ansibleworks.com/)
> Here are the playbooks and some basic documentation:
> https://github.com/ansible/ansible-redhat-openstack
> I'm interested to know what folks think and if anyone finds this
> useful. I think it might be useful for quick deployments (you can go
> from a group of minimally installed CentOS boxes to OpenStack in 20-30
> minutes), and I think this could serve as the basis for a more
> sophisticated production deployment mechanism.

FWIW, there is a tool called PackStack which uses Puppet to fully
automate deployments of OpenStack in a matter of minutes. It is
the tool that Red Hat currently recommend for deployment on Fedora,
RHEL & CentOS, etc


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