kolla vs kolla-ansible

asked 2017-10-03 14:33:54 -0600

jcorkey gravatar image

Trying to figure out which one to use and why? They seem very similar and both have ansible directories with the same files and folders. I just want to simply deploy openstack newton services on a few different nodes to have an internal openstack environment.

Do I need both???

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answered 2017-10-03 17:37:56 -0600


At the beginning kolla had docker image build mechanism and ansible deploy method in the same repository. During Ocata release, we split the repository in 3, docker images (kolla), ansible deployment (kolla-ansible) and kubernetes deployment (kolla-kubernetes). This was mainly to keep contributors focused on their expertise areas.

To answer your question, in newton, ansible part was in kolla repository, kolla-ansible repository didn't exist yet. So to deploy newton with kolla-ansible just install kolla in newton version 3.0.* and execute kolla-ansible from there.


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I am curious about the latest release of openstack, pike. So in order to deploy pike Openstack services would I just need the kolla-ansible?

jcorkey gravatar imagejcorkey ( 2017-10-03 21:38:30 -0600 )edit

If have images somewhere in a docker registry, only kolla-ansible is needed for deploy, if need to build the images, kolla will be needed to do that

Eduardo Gonzalez gravatar imageEduardo Gonzalez ( 2017-10-04 03:46:14 -0600 )edit

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