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Kayobe is a free and open source
deployment tool for containerised OpenStack control planes, based
on Kolla and
and embodying current best practices. Kayobe is seeing broad
adoption for research computing configurations and use cases.
After its beginnings with OpenStack Ocata, Kayobe is now onto its
fourth major OpenStack release with support for Rocky.
Admittedly, Rocky was finalised back in November 2018. StackHPC's
dedicated team (who drive much of the work on Kayobe) have been
busy with some major pieces of work, both within StackHPC and around
the OpenStack ecosystem.
Thanks to growing strength and breadth, the team was actually quicker
with this release than it was with Queens, and expects to be quicker
still with the forthcoming Stein release.
In addition to support for deploying and managing Rocky, the release
describe many new features in this release.
Mark Goddard presented our
work on Kayobe at the recent UKRI Cloud Workshop at the Francis Crick
Institute in London.
Mark says, "The Kayobe 5.0.0 release includes a number of useful
features. We now have a full upgrade path for the seed services
from Ocata to Rocky. The Python package now includes the Ansible
playbooks, meaning that you can now use Kayobe without a copy of
the source code repository. This sets us up for more reproducible
and easy to install Kayobe control host environments. Thanks to
everyone who contributed to the release. Now onto Stein - get in
touch via #openstack-kayobe or the openstack-discuss mailing list
to help shape the next release!"