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asked 2020-01-06 17:16:03 -0600

happy75 gravatar image

Hi Openstack experts,

I have two questions: (1) What do people use Ansible for in the context of Openstack? Is it just for automating the installation of Openstack services?

(2) I would like to use ansible to automate the installation of the openstack services (which i believe would save a lot of time especially if the openstack environment contains many compute nodes). Is the following link a good website to try as a starting point? https://docs.openstack.org/project-deploy-guide/openstack-ansible/ocata/ (https://docs.openstack.org/project-de...) Does anybody know if there are any great resources out there which provides great instructions on installing/deploying multi-node Openstack environment using Ansible?

Thanks in advance!

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With Ansible you can automate open-stack installation as well as using heat service with Ansible you can play, create and automate your resource, instance/ VM , volume , image .i.e in bulk. Try to install minimum server with Ansible , Once you get hand on Proceed with bulk resource installation.

piyushsrivastava gravatar imagepiyushsrivastava ( 2020-01-07 02:23:32 -0600 )edit

okay thanks

happy75 gravatar imagehappy75 ( 2020-01-07 22:15:15 -0600 )edit

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answered 2020-01-09 08:33:02 -0600

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1) Ansible, in the openstack context, is used to configure openstack for your needs. The ansible playbooks can be written in a smart way to not spoil an already deployed environment when you re-run the playbooks multiple times. It can also be used to deploy a production environment.

2) Have a look at openstack-ansible project, here is the link to the latest https://docs.openstack.org/project-deploy-guide/openstack-ansible/train/ (train release). The guide is fairly documented with step by step guide on getting a production setup (clustered multi node) up and ready. There are example https://docs.openstack.org/openstack-ansible/train/user/prod/example.html (production environments here) as well.

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thanks for the links

happy75 gravatar imagehappy75 ( 2020-01-09 20:50:29 -0600 )edit

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