Been wanting to ask this question for a long time, still getting to learn the inners of Nix(OS) and OpenStack though, but was wondering.
As a follow up on the questions raised in this topic, https://discourse.nixos.org/t/marketing-team-can-we-present-nix-nixos-better/6249/94
Is there anyone actively working on being able to run an OpenStack cloud using NixOS?
Shouldn’t “we” be able to do what the Kayobe project does but without the Ansible stuff?
Kayobe enables deployment of containerised OpenStack to bare metal.
Containers offer a compelling solution for isolating OpenStack services, but running the control plane on an orchestrator such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm adds significant complexity and operational overheads.
The hosts in an OpenStack control plane must somehow be provisioned, but deploying a secondary OpenStack cloud to do this seems like overkill.
Kayobe stands on the shoulders of giants:
- OpenStack bifrost discovers and provisions the cloud
- OpenStack kolla builds container images for OpenStack services
- OpenStack kolla-ansible delivers painless deployment and upgrade of containerised OpenStack services
To this solid base, kayobe adds:
- Configuration of cloud host OS & flexible networking
- Management of physical network devices
- A friendly openstack-like CLI
All this and more, automated from top to bottom using Ansible.