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 →