[Openstack] Ansible playbooks for OpenStack

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 13:12:16 UTC 2013

On 07/10/2013 08:09 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> 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
>    https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Packstack

And for completeness, for folks using Chef, there is an OpenStack + Chef 
mailing list [1], an example Chef repo, and a set of OpenStack-specific 
cookbooks housed on Stackforge [2]. Currently everything is under very 
active development, with a focus on getting turnkey installation like 
PackStack done by the Havana release.

[2] https://github.com/stackforge/openstack-chef-repo
and https://github.com/stackforge/cookbook-openstack-XXX

where XXX in (common, compute, block-storage, image, identity, network, 
object-storage, metering, orchestration, ops-messaging, ops-database)


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