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A Universe from Nothing: Containerised OpenStack deployment using Kolla, Ansible and Kayobe

Come and experience hands-on what it looks like to deploy OpenStack the modern way, with a containerised control plane using Kolla, Kolla-Ansible and Kayobe.

Using a lab environment that simulates a deployment from bare metal, we will take you though what is involved in deploying and configuring:

  • A Kolla control plane, in which all the OpenStack services are containerised.
  • Deployed and configured for Kolla using Kolla-Ansible on servers prepared for the purpose.
  • Provisioned and configured for Kolla-Ansible using Kayobe, the Ansible-driven tool for managing bare metal control plane infrastructure using Bifrost.

We will demonstrate the advantages of a containerised control plane and the advantages of a modular and extensible deployment framework written in Ansible.

What can I expect to learn?

Using a lab environment that simulates a deployment from bare metal, we will take you though what is involved in deploying and configuring OpenStack in a manageable form in the most lightweight and comprehensible manner available.


Tuesday, April 30, 4:20pm-5:50pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
StackHPC Ltd
Stig has a background in R&D working for various prominent technology companies, particularly in HPC and software-defined networking.  Stig is now CTO for StackHPC, a consultancy specialising in the convergence of cloud, HPC and big data.  Stig is also co-chair of the OpenStack Scientific Special Interest Group, a globally-distributed grouping of research institutions using... FULL PROFILE
StackHPC, Senior Technical Lead
I've been involved with OpenStack since 2014, using cloud computing technologies to manage High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure. I've spent a lot of time with Kayobe, Kolla, Ironic, Nova and Neutron, and been involved in both upstream and downstream development of these and other projects. I'm a core member of the Ironic, Kolla and Kayobe projects. I'm a keen user of Ansible as... FULL PROFILE
StackHPC, Principal Engineer
John is a Principal Engineer working on the convergence of OpenStack and HPC with StackHPC. John has been involved with OpenStack since December 2010, and is currently a Nova core reviewer. Between April 2016 and April 2018 he served as a member of the OpenStack Technical committee. He was Nova PTL for the Liberty and Mitaka releases. After studying Computer Science at the University of... FULL PROFILE