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From Will Stevens <wstev...@cloudops.com>
Subject Re: Trillian.
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:38:17 GMT
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*
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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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