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From "Daniel Lavine" <>
Subject Re: Proposal for OpenWhisk + Kubernetes integration
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:50:24 GMT

Hey Dan,

We are working on a fork of the OpenWhisk project and are extending the
Ansible orchestration so that it can issue Kubernetes commands. We have
created a Dockerfile which pulls in the OpenWhisk code and installs all of
the required dependencies to run the Ansible play books. With this image we
should then be able to create a Kube job that sets up OpenWhisk from within
a Kubernets environment. This gives us the ability to leverage things like
Kube-DNS when Ansible goes and performs any kind of restful configuration
(i.e. seeding consul) and a fairly consistent way of working with a
Kubernetes cluster.

Currently, we are using the built Docker image as a pod and deploying that
pod into Kubernets. From there we exec into that pod and are running the
Ansible playbooks by hand. Then extending any of the command to use Kube
commands whenever we need to.

Ideally if this approach goes well and the solution make sense, then we
would like to contribute this back into the main OpenWhisk branch.

Lastly, we are doing a bit more work on ironing out our proposal and the
goals we would like to hit so that they are a clear and measurable piece of
work. Once that is clear, then we will post it to the wiki you created.

Dan Lavine

From:	Daniel Krook/White Plains/IBM@IBMUS
Date:	03/16/2017 04:08 AM
Subject:	Re: Proposal for OpenWhisk + Kubernetes integration

Hi Dan,

As you can see from that issue Rodric referenced, I've also being looking
into K8s and often hear others express interest as well [1]. It will be
great to have people working together on this.

Here is a wiki page I started where we can capture the proposal:

I also created a Slack channel if you want to chat and invite others, we'll
definitely want to loop in the folks from and StackPoint.

I'd like to hear more about what you've built already.


Daniel Krook

> From: Daniel Lavine
> Hi everyone,
> My name is Dan Lavine and I'm a long time contributor to the Cloud
> Open source project and have an interest in other distributed
> platforms like OpenWhisk and Kubernetes.
> Given the growing interest in serverless architectures and container
> orchestration technologies, I think integrating OpenWhisk with Kube could
> be a cool project and worthwhile effort. My colleague, Kalonji Bankole
> I have have been working together to get some stuff up and running, but
> there is a ways to go.
> If others are interested, we would like to share what we currently have.
> Documenting what our current approach is and get feedback for what we are
> working on would be a huge help.
> Does anyone have interest in this work?
> I look forward to hearing back from you!
> Dan Lavine

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