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From ilya <ilya.mailing.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trillian.
Date Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:05:16 GMT
Paul,

Thanks for pushing hard on getting Trillian GA.

We've lately became vmware allergic :(

Hoping KVM would be on the roadmap soon.

Thanks
ilya

On 7/8/16 7:38 AM, Will Stevens wrote:
> I can answer this for you.  No, it does not support KVM as the base
> hypervisor.  This was a design decision early in the Trillian project.  We
> just need to get some VMware in the lab for testing (we need to do this
> anyway).
> 
> *Will STEVENS*
> Lead Developer
> 
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> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Syed Mushtaq <syed1.mushtaq@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Followup question: Does Trillian support KVM as the "Base" hypervisor
>> instead of ESXi? If not, what would it take to enable this.
>>
>> -Syed
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 9:52 AM, Syed Mushtaq <syed1.mushtaq@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Awesome job Paul. I was in such dire need of a tool like this, everything
>>> I need to check if a feature works for different hardware, I have to
>> spend
>>> an obscene amount of time to set things up. This would really be
>>> productivity booster for sure.
>>>
>>> -Syed
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 5:53 AM, Paul Angus <paul.angus@shapeblue.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all
>>>>
>>>> As some of you may know, I have been working for some time on a project
>>>> called Trillian. This started out as an internal project at $dayjob with
>>>> the intentions of being able to quickly build environments to:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> a)       Test new feature software builds (manually and via Marvin)
>>>>
>>>> b)      Test community releases (manually and via Marvin)
>>>>
>>>> c)       Replicate failure scenarios
>>>>
>>>> d)      Evaluate new features
>>>>
>>>> To meet these and a number of other requirements I started Trillian.  At
>>>> Trillian's core are Ansible, CloudStack and vSphere virtualisation.
>> Ansible
>>>> takes a command line input and requests VM instances from CloudStack and
>>>> then configures all of the hypervisor hosts and mgmt. servers, finally
>>>> creating a zone which incorporates all of the components which were
>>>> requested.
>>>>
>>>> The environments are built in projects and the accounts which are
>> allowed
>>>> access are specified on the commandline.
>>>>
>>>> The commandline arguments look like this:
>>>>
>>>> --extra-vars "env_name=myACSenv env_version=cs45 hvtype=x hv=2
>>>> xs_ver=xs65sp1 env_accounts=all pri=1  mgmt_os=6"
>>>>
>>>> There is a global file which holds the mapping of ACS version to
>> relevant
>>>> URLs or OS types to specific templates, however EVERY mapping can be
>>>> overridden from commandline.
>>>>
>>>> --extra-vars  "env_name=cs49-vmw55-pga env_version=cs49 mgmt_os=6
>>>> hvtype=v vmware_ver=55u3 hv=2 pri=2 env_accounts=all build_marvin=yes
>>>> baseurl_cloudstack=http://10.2.0.4/shapeblue/cloudstack/testing/
>>>> mgmtsrv_template=Testc6Template"
>>>>
>>>> CloudStack deploys the virtualised hypervisor hosts and mgmt. servers as
>>>> and when required - CloudStack mgmt. server, MySQL hosts Marvin host,
>>>> vCenter server) onto the ESXi hosts.
>>>>
>>>> The output from each request is a bespoke, fully working virtualised
>>>> CloudStack environment.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The reason trillion came about in its current form is that at $dayjob we
>>>> have to deal with lots of different types of environment, hypervisors
>> and
>>>> configurations.
>>>> I know others have put a lot of work into similar tools, which I've used
>>>> over the years and found useful but I needed some tooling that could
>> also
>>>> support vSphere hosts and Hyper-V and also be easy to connect to
>> external
>>>> integration points such as SolidFire storage, NetScalers, Cloudian S3
>>>> installations etc. as well as supporting multi-tenancy.
>>>>
>>>> For some time, it's been my intention to make this open source and
>>>> generally available for this community. While I could have done this
>> sooner
>>>> but I held back a little as I wanted to make sure that it was well
>>>> documented and could be easily deployed for a wide range of use-cases
>>>>
>>>> I'm happy to say I  think we're just about there.
>>>> Trillion is now available:
>>>> https://github.com/shapeblue/Trillian
>>>>
>>>> Please feel free to use, comment, find bugs or come up with any ideas on
>>>> how we can make this better.
>>>> Rohit has integrated this with Jenkins and will be sharing how he has
>>>> done this soon too.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> If people think this is useful for the community, I've got clearance
>> from
>>>> $dayjob to donate the work into ACS (if we want it).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Marvin: "I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed."
>>>> Trillian: "Well, we have something that may take your mind off it."
>>>> Marvin: "It won't work, I have an exceptionally large mind."
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Kind regards,
>>>>
>>>> Paul Angus
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> paul.angus@shapeblue.com
>>>> www.shapeblue.com
>>>> 53 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London  WC2N 4HSUK
>>>> @shapeblue
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
> 

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