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Openstack orchestration of OpenShift without heat

asked 2015-02-16 14:34:35 -0500

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Hi there

I am currently working on a university project for my university which involves in deploying OpenShift onto a company’s OpenStack. We were very close to deploying OpenShift to find out that the companies OpenStack, heat and Keystone is not working. To fix it they need to upgrade their OpenStack however it will be done in 2 months or later, which is a problem because I need to finish the development by 2 months.

The University requires that I get OpenShift operation on the companies OpenStack, so I have bodge it by just uploading a broker image for the mean time.

So is there another way to orchestrate OpenShift on OpenStack without heat because from what I have read is that Heat is a core feature of OpenStack to orchestrate? I have been advised to use ansible is a good orchestration tool but a little unsure how that helps. Would appreciate some advice to where I should be looking. Thanks

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answered 2015-02-25 10:39:21 -0500

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updated 2015-02-25 10:39:42 -0500

I am also not familiar with OpenShift, but whatever is done with Heat can be achieved by manually issuing various OpenStack API calls (via CLI client utilities or HTTP requests directly) in correct order, waiting for actual resources to become fully created. Heat just does this heavy lifting for you. If you really can not use Heat, then you can examine the templates in to get an idea of what must be created and create all this infrastructure yourself.

Btw, what do you mean that Keystone is not working?

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This is was i was trying to do:) but a keystone error pointed to DC OpenStack heat api was screwed up. Do not really have much details but got told i have it wait 2 months or find another way. Currently i can orchestration OpenShift manually but i was hoping there was something else like heat. Thx

thomasmillergb gravatar imagethomasmillergb ( 2015-03-04 06:59:21 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-02-20 18:29:10 -0500

smaffulli gravatar image

I am not familiar with OpenShift enough to say whether you can use it on OpenStack without Heat, but a quick search revealed that you can use ansible to deploy it on AWS

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