With the global OpenStack developer community gathering so close by, StackHPC sent a team of four to the PTG in Dublin to participate to the fullest extent possible.
The team took on individual roles to give us the greatest amount of interaction.
The Scientific SIG took part in the cross-project sessions, which ran before the scheduling for the major project teams.
The session was very well attended and there was considerable useful discussion around requirements driven by the use cases of Scientific OpenStack. More information about this session is covered in Stig's Scientific SIG PTG blog post.
Mark will report on Kayobe's growing momentum on our blog shortly.
Mark spent the majority of his time with the Ironic team in a room with an incredible panoramic city view and no heating. John and Stig also joined a number of sessions. Interesting sessions included:
- deploy steps - a proposal for making the deployment process configurable and extendable using a mechanism similar to the existing node cleaning feature. The long term plan here is to change things like BIOS settings and RAID configuration at deployment time based on traits requested by an instance and/or flavor.
- location awareness - how a single Ironic service might be able to support nodes in several locations.
- cross-project session with nova that was a great example of the many cross project sessions aiming to improve the interations between projects.
Thursday morning included a number of sessions proposed by Mark:
- kayobe overview & collaboration possibilities
- customisation of non-OpenStack configuration files, in particular HAProxy
- using the Molecule test framework to improve the test coverage of Ansible roles
The Beast from the East kept us frozen in place for a day or two longer, but the welcome in Dublin remained warm and friendly.
We also met our latest new recruit - Doug and Stig's mohican-sporting snowman!