Rackspace + Openstack


#1

Is there a way to use the knife rackspace (or openstack) command to build servers on the Openstack-based Rackspace platform? I can’t find any information about this anywhere.


#2

You would want to pass in your knife.rb the “v2” option to request and
provision next generation servers. That’s what RS calls their OpenStack
VM’s.

knife[:rackspace_version] = ‘v2’

-Pete

On Saturday, November 24, 2012, Larry Wright wrote:

Is there a way to use the knife rackspace (or openstack) command to build
servers on the Openstack-based Rackspace platform? I can’t find any
information about this anywhere.

Pete Cheslock

Director of Development Operations

Sonian Inc.

95 Wells Ave

Newton, MA 02459

**

pete.cheslock@sonian.com

617-329-1791


#3

Yep, I missed that in the docs - thanks!

On Nov 24, 2012, at 10:18 AM, Pete Cheslock pete.cheslock@sonian.net wrote:

You would want to pass in your knife.rb the “v2” option to request and provision next generation servers. That’s what RS calls their OpenStack VM’s.

knife[:rackspace_version] = 'v2’
https://github.com/opscode/knife-rackspace

-Pete

On Saturday, November 24, 2012, Larry Wright wrote:
Is there a way to use the knife rackspace (or openstack) command to build servers on the Openstack-based Rackspace platform? I can’t find any information about this anywhere.

Pete Cheslock
Director of Development Operations
Sonian Inc.
95 Wells Ave
Newton, MA 02459
pete.cheslock@sonian.com
617-329-1791


#4

Also, if if find the nodes take a long while to become available.
(Especially the larger nodes with more local disk) you can use this PR [1]
in order to keep the root disk 10G and handle the extra local disk within
your chef run. We found requesting the 15 or 30G nodes went from 15-30
min down to ~5. Without that RS will extend your root disk on provision
and its a time consuming proces

  1. https://github.com/opscode/knife-rackspace/pull/31

On Saturday, November 24, 2012, Larry Wright wrote:

Yep, I missed that in the docs - thanks!

On Nov 24, 2012, at 10:18 AM, Pete Cheslock <pete.cheslock@sonian.net<javascript:_e({}, ‘cvml’, ‘pete.cheslock@sonian.net’);>>
wrote:

You would want to pass in your knife.rb the “v2” option to request and
provision next generation servers. That’s what RS calls their OpenStack
VM’s.

knife[:rackspace_version] = ‘v2’

https://github.com/opscode/knife-rackspace

-Pete

On Saturday, November 24, 2012, Larry Wright wrote:

Is there a way to use the knife rackspace (or openstack) command to build
servers on the Openstack-based Rackspace platform? I can’t find any
information

Pete Cheslock

Director of Development Operations

Sonian Inc.

95 Wells Ave

Newton, MA 02459

**

pete.cheslock@sonian.com

617-329-1791