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From Syed Mushtaq <syed1.mush...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trillian.
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:59:27 GMT
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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