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what is a remote stack

asked 2017-02-16 05:11:06 -0500

samah gravatar image

Hi :) I have learned about remote stack and I didn't understand it very well is there any example to more understand it and thanks

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answered 2017-02-16 08:49:42 -0500

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It's a resource, mostly like any other resource in Heat, that happens to represent another Heat stack.

Unlike any other resource in Heat, however, you can create an OS::Heat::Stack resource in a different region to where its parent stack is. That allows you to use Heat to manage multi-region deployments.

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Thanks but what do you mean by multi-region deployment are the stacks in the same cloud or not?

samah gravatar imagesamah ( 2017-02-16 09:18:25 -0500 )edit

Regions can be considered separate clouds that have a common identity service. Apart from Keystone, which is shared, each region has its own service catalog with its own endpoints.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-02-16 09:28:19 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-02-16 08:35:08 -0500

It's just another stack that is managed by your ("local") stack. See

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Thanks, I'm in a traineeship and I have the folowing problem: Suppose that i have resources in public cloud and i want to manage them with Heat which is intalled in the private Cloud, is that possible? I have searched about this problem and I didn't find something that could help me :/

samah gravatar imagesamah ( 2017-02-16 08:45:14 -0500 )edit

I don't think you can do that with Heat. You need a separate cloud management platform. See also the architecture guide.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2017-02-16 09:42:20 -0500 )edit

Heat only supports multi-region (i.e. shared Keystone). There was a proposal to support multi-cloud, but that hasn't gone ahead for lack of a secure way to store the authentication credentials for the other clouds. What you might be able to do is use a local Heat installation in "standalone" mode.

zaneb gravatar imagezaneb ( 2017-02-16 09:48:06 -0500 )edit

Ok Thanks very much :)

samah gravatar imagesamah ( 2017-02-16 09:50:24 -0500 )edit

@zeneb thanks but what do you mean by "a local Heat installation in standalone mode"?

samah gravatar imagesamah ( 2017-02-17 01:45:48 -0500 )edit

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