[Ci-users] Strategy for scaling jenkins slaves ?

Mon Jan 25 14:40:55 UTC 2016
James <purpleidea at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:35 AM, Dominic Cleal <dominic at cleal.org> wrote:
> I'd just like to chime in and say that the ability to provision VMs on
> OpenStack (instead of C6/7 physical hosts) would be a big help for me on
> migrating the Foreman tests to CentOS CI.  We currently run VMs on
> Rackspace for CentOS, Debian, Fedora and Ubuntu so need a broad
> selection of images which Duffy + bare metal hosts doesn't provide.
> I've been trying to spin up VMs on the physical hosts for each OS, but
> it's fiddly to set up compared to spinning up a pre-built VM image on
> OpenStack.  (Little networking setup issues, virt-install workarounds,
> bugs in our tests that assume certain package lists, and the complexity
> of another provisioning layer.)
> Looking forward to this, thanks for the update.

I have scripts which make it easy to spin up vagrant + oh-my-vagrant
vms. Would this help?