[Ci-users] Strategy for scaling jenkins slaves ?

Mon Jan 25 14:42:52 UTC 2016
Dominic Cleal <dominic at cleal.org>

On 25/01/16 14:40, James wrote:
> 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?

Probably not, we already have scripts in the project that I don't wish
to replace.

Dominic Cleal
dominic at cleal.org