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Thursday, October 29 • 11:00am - 11:40am
OpenStack Training Labs

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OpenStack is a mash of technologies and in production its often distributed across multiple servers. This is really challenging to deliver while training OpenStack. OpenStack training labs is a tool which will deploy a multinode cluster running OpenStack services on top of it. This cluster can be spun up with just a simple command on any modern laptop/desktop across multiple OSs. This enables free community training and also self-paced training of OpenStack. Also this could be a potential tool for commercial and internal trainings. We plan to discuss and explain our design decisions made by our team and discuss more about this tool and how to improve it.

About OpenStack Training Labs:

OpenStack Training Labs is a tool for deploying a lean, multinode cluster of OpenStack using VM's on common hardware (laptops/desktops). This tool has been developed as a part of training guides and is really useful for training's, proof-of-concepts, trying out new features/projects of OpenStack as it simplifies the deployment (one command setup) and emulates production grade deployments (with loss of performance ofcourse). The existing code base can be found here:

http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/training-guides/tree/labs 

Recent Developments:

Our team decided to move this project out of training guides and re-brand the name to "OpenStack Labs". This is recent development and the blueprint is almost merged, waiting for the PTL to merge it, although the initial discussions have been done and the project has been approved.

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/openstack-manuals/+spec/openstack-labs

We have the following challenges/to-do list:

Initially our team decided to use BASH but as the code base increased massively over the past few months, we plan to port to Python. This tool just supports Ubuntu guests, we plan to add OpenSUSE and CentOS to provide more options.  We also want to support KVM hypervisor for better performance on Linux based OS.  Re-use this project as a way to test install-guides in the OpenStack CI system.

Speakers
avatar for Sayali Lunkad

Sayali Lunkad

OpenStack Developer at SUSE Linux
I started with OpenStack two years ago as an Outreachy intern and have been contributing to OpenStack since. I have worked on horizon previously and now am a core reviewer for openstack training-guides. I have conducted various OpenStack workshops and frequently speak at events and meetups. Currently working as a devloper at SUSE Linux.
avatar for Pranav Salunke

Pranav Salunke

SUSE Cloud Engineer, SUSE Linux GmbH
I am working as a Cloud Enginner at SUSE Linux working on SUSE Cloud. I have the oppurtunity to work on training guides since the last two years and on OpenStack since I was a student. The lack of easy to understand content for learning OpenStack as a student made me write initial Virtualbox based guides to start with which eventually was ported into the training guides. Since then we have created a few automation tools to deploy a multi node... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Expo Hall (Marketplace Theater)