Git and Gerrit Demo Video Series

I've been meaning to do something like this for about 3 years and finally got around to it. It's a video series in which I go over a number of common Git and Gerrit activities for doing OpenStack development. As I mention in the intro, this isn't intended to be Baby's First Git/OpenStack Tutorial (although I do go over some pretty basic stuff) because there are other resources for that. What it is intended to cover is the stuff I periodically see questions about from other OpenStack developers. I'm hoping it will be helpful for new and even more experienced developers.

Undercloud Testing in a Standalone VM

There are times where it can be handy to test an undercloud install in a standalone VM. For example, if you're working on installing a new service, or upgrading the undercloud, many times you can make progress in a lighter weight single VM environment. Obviously the undercloud won't be usable for anything if it's not part of a full virt environment, but you can at least check that a service is running at the end of the install and do some basic sanity checks.

TripleO Network Isolation Template Generator

Screenshot of the network template generator tool

I've finally gotten around to recording a demo of the current iteration of my tool to generate TripleO network isolation templates. You can watch the demo video (in which I say "umm". A lot. Sorry.) or check out the tool itself. There are also some templates generated with the tool if you want examples to start from.

Test RPM Builds for Proposed Changes to TripleO

This is sort of a PSA for something that has been available for quite a while. I run a Jenkins job locally that does RPM builds of proposed changes to a number of TripleO repos. This can be helpful if you want to test a change locally as it means you don't have to pull the code down and do a build yourself. Just sudo yum install -y (for example) and you've got the change installed.


Video of OVB Running Against a Stock OpenStack Cloud

I had hoped to have this ready before the Austin summit, didn't happen. Even so, this is the latest big advancement in OVB. It's now possible to do a baremetal-style deployment to OpenStack instances in a completely unmodified OpenStack cloud. Here's video proof: OVB on a stock OpenStack cloud.

Musings on the Austin Summit

This is going to be a bit of a different summit recap than my previous ones. Since Steve Hardy has already posted an excellent summary of the major TripleO topics from this summit, I'm not going to duplicate all of that here.

Instead, this will be a more personally focused post, wherein I reflect on my experience at this summit and how it compared to previous ones. If that kind of navel-gazing sounds incredibly uninteresting, then you might want to pull the rip cord now. :-)

Undercloud Configuration Wizard

One of the first things a new user of TripleO has to do is write a configuration file for their undercloud. While this is not as complex as, say, writing a nova.conf, there is still some level of difficulty due to the need for consistency between different options, and some less than ideal overlap/inconsistency between the options themselves. In the interest of easing new users' introduction to TripleO as much as possible, I've written a tool to help create undercloud.conf.

Corporate Google Calendar in Thunderbird

Quite a while ago my corporate calendar got switched from an internally hosted system to THE CLOUD!!!!

Ahem. Sorry, my buzzword detector went off and I flinched and hit caps lock. Don't ask me how that resulted in all of the !'s. ;-)

Taking Advantage of Squid for TripleO Development

I did a post in the past about using caching and local mirrors to speed up TripleO development, but at this point TripleO has changed so much that pretty much everything in that post is completely outdated, so I thought it was time for another one about my current caching setup.

OVB Network Diagram and Update


It's been a while since my last OVB update, and I've been meaning to post a network diagram for quite a while now so I figured I would combine the two.

In general, the news is good. Not only have I continued to use OVB for my primary TripleO development environment, but I also know of at least a couple other people who have done successful deployments with OVB. There is also some serious planning going on around how to switch the TripleO CI cloud over to OVB to make it more flexible and maintainable.


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