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From Syed Mushtaq <syed1.mush...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Trillian.
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:52:23 GMT
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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