Things are moving very fast in OpenStack; it might be useful to take a short break and write down a little bit of retrospective; it will help to see what happened in Puppet OpenStack project during the last months.
This post is originally published on Emilien Macchi’s blog. During the last OpenStack Summit, I had the pleasure to participate to the Infra sessions and we agreed at how to make functional testing for both Puppet OpenStack and Puppet Infra modules, which is a real proof of collaboration between both groups. However, I met some people still wondering how to… Read more →
Our Vancouver week just ended and I think it was a very productive Summit for the Puppet OpenStack folks. This blog post summarizes what we did this week, and what we plan for the next release.
As OpenStack matures as a solution, there is a growing need to effectively deploy OpenStack in a prescriptive manner. To achieve this, numerous deployers have adopted Puppet to be their configuration tool of choice and it has grown to be the most widely used tool when deploying OpenStack. The community effort to automate the deployment of OpenStack using Puppet has… Read more →
If you could not attend the last OpenStack Summit in Atlanta and you are interested by Puppet, this article is for you. First feedback: I was so happy to see dedicated sessions for Automation and OPS subjects. We got plenty of sessions where we could share experiences about the reality of OpenStack in production. Most people present in these sessions… Read more →
Having an industrialized way to deploy OpenStack for our customers, independant of the OpenStack/Linux distributions our customers may chose to use, is a key element to ensure maintainability and upgradability, and therefore customer satisfaction. As our experience grows, our set of tools is getting better everyday, and while we have often described some of these tools individually, providing a complete… Read more →
Today is the second day of the OpenStack summit, today we have Emilien giving his view of the day. It’s always interesting to meet in person those who contribute with you on OpenStack. That’s why I love the Summit. Trying to reach the same goals by discussing design is one of the objectives in Hong-Kong right now. Since most of… Read more →
About Jenkins Job Builder Jenkins jobs are stored in XML format on the Continuous Integration (CI) server which is not the best readable format to write a job manually. That’s why it’s highly preferable to manage jobs via graphic interface. Jenkins Job Builder (JJB) is a software created by the OpenStack infra team which takes simple descriptions of Jenkins jobs… Read more →
About OpenStack Puppet modules OpenStack has a lot of projects and all need to be configured to make an infrastructure working as we want. That means we needs one puppet module by project. Like we have in most of modules, each of them is made up of several class definitions, resource declarations, defined resources, and custom types/providers. Multiple companies and… Read more →
The project For one year, I’ve been working on OpenStack deployments and the first thing I do after each of them is to setup monitoring. There is some interesting ways that you could read on Internet. One of them is from Mirantis and explains that you could monitor API with check_http method. In my opinion, that’s not enough to use… Read more →
In the case of a private Cloud, we recently had to create specific Nova flavors for one tenant, and didn’t want to expose this flavor to all tenants. First of all, you need to know that by default only the “admin” tenant can manage flavors because of default policy in Nova :
If you want to let… Read more →
After an intensive week, it’s good to see that the last day was quite with PTL (Project Technical Lead) sessions which inform people about the roadmap for Havana release (which will be delivered next September). Heat session : Updates in Havana parallel resource creation further improve OpenStack Networking support Rolling updates Support for new/extended template language Add autoscaling API… Read more →
That day was important for eNovance since we led 3 sessions : How much for an Openstack Cloud please? That’s it! You’re ready! You know everything there is to know about OpenStack. It’s architecture, features and a bunch of other cool stuff. But finally: How much does an OpenStack Cloud cost? During this talk, Raphael showed the work on two real… Read more →
OpenStack Havana Design started this morning, and eNovance team is here to attend it. First of all, I was not surprised by the huge number of newcomers at the Summit since the community has grown so fast. For the first time, eNovance has a booth to present what we are doing. Thanks to Raphael (CEO & Co-founder), we have great… Read more →