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Event Details

Airship-Deckhand: realizing configuration management reliably and predictably

Airship is a collection of interoperable components which offers cloud providers a way to manage their cloud provisioning and lifecycle management in a declarative, reliable and predictable way. Airship-Deckhand epitomizes the platform’s declarative-driven approach by managing the lifecycle of Airship configuration documents. It provides mechanisms for reliably storing, validating and rendering Airship documents in preparation for their deployment. It does this by leveraging OpenStack components such as Barbican for secret storage and Keystone for authentication and multi-tenancy.

This presentation provides an overview of the Airship-Deckhand project, its role within Airship, and how it can be leveraged as a standalone component for realizing storage, configuration and lifecycle management for documents, doing so with the scale, speed, resiliency and operation predictability demanded of network clouds at scale.

What can I expect to learn?

This presentation provides an overview of the Airship-Deckhand project and its recent transition to the OpenStack foundation. You can expect to learn how it works to offer predictable lifecycle management for your cloud's configuration and the advantages this brings for operators. We will review how this is leveraged today by several companies and how you can get started using and contributing to the project.

At its core, the Airship project has four main objectives:

Sites are declared using YAML. This includes both hard assets such as network configuration and bare metal hosts as well as soft assets like helm charts, their overrides, and container images. You manage the document and Airship implements it.

We needed a system that was predictable with life cycle management at its core. This meant ensuring we had one workflow that handled both initial deployments as well as future site updates. In other words, there should be virtually nothing different when interacting with a new deployment or providing an update to an existing site.

Containers are the unit of software delivery for Airship. Everything is a container. This allows us to predictably promote hermetically sealed containers from development, to testing, and finally production with confidence.

Airship is delivering environments both very small and large with a wide range of configurations. We use Airship to manage our entire cloud platform, not just OpenStack.

Wednesday, November 14, 11:00am-11:40am
Will be recorded
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Felipe Monteiro currently works for AT&T Integrated Cloud as a software developer, working on both upstream and downstream OpenStack development. He was previously PTL for Murano during the Pike cycle and currently participates as a core contributor to Murano and Patrole, both official OpenStack projects. He also works on a number of AT&T open-source projects including Armada and... FULL PROFILE
Matt is a Core on the Airship and OpenStack-Helm projects, and is a former PTL of OpenStack-Helm.  Matt is focused on delivery of AT&T's Network Cloud, and has led a number of community development efforts within AT&T. His background includes OpenStack development, DevOps coaching, data science / statistical analysis, mobile development, technician dispatch and scheduling, VoIP... FULL PROFILE