Provisioning openstack on vmware infrastructure.

As I didn’t found extensive docs about provisioning Red Hat Openstack on a vmware infrastructure, I browsed the python code.

Python is a very expressive and clear language and you can get to the point in a moment!

I then was able to create the following instack.json to power-management a set of vmware machines.

Despite the many ways to pass ssh_* variables via ironic, the right way of running it via the instack.json is to:

– use the `pm_virt_type` instead of `ssh_virt_type`;
– express the ssh_key_content in the pm_password parameter like shown in the docs;
– set capabilities like profile and boot_option directly.

The key should be json-serialized on one line, replacing CR with ‘\n’.


{
    "nodes":[
        {
            "mac":[
                "00:0c:29:00:00:01"
            ],
            "capabilities": "profile:control,boot_option:local"
            "cpu":"8",
            "memory":"16384",
            "disk":"60",
            "arch":"x86_64",
            "pm_type":"pxe_ssh",
            "pm_virt_type": "vmware",
            "pm_addr":"172.18.0.1",
            "pm_user":"vmadmin",
            "pm_password":"-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----\nMY\nRSA\nKEY\n-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----"
        },
{..other nodes..} 

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