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Difference between Foremann/Quickstack and Fuel platform deployment? [closed]

asked 2015-09-01 03:02:36 -0700

Deivarayan gravatar image


I am quite new to OPNFV. I am trying to understand the difference between Foremann/Quickstack and Fuel platform deployment. Could someone please shed some light on that ?

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answered 2015-09-01 10:09:03 -0700

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updated 2015-09-01 10:13:11 -0700

TL;DR suites of software that installs and configures complex operating system and software components.

Foreman and Fuel are both what might be considered MaaS systems (Metal as a Service) or essentially suites of different software components that are used to deploy and manage the lifecyle of operating systems and software on hardware. Many of these are steamlined interfaces to underlying software such as puppet, chef, cobbler, etc. Foreman is one package that works with many operating systems, and Fuel is just a different one that was developed by Mirantis. There are also several others by the usual suspects such as Cannonical Landscape/Juju, etc that are not used by OPNFV yet. Both accomplish the same thing but in different ways of deploying it.

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answered 2015-09-01 10:16:14 -0700

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Hey there.

To add / compliment the above. within the context of the ARNO release, there are two available installers that incorporate not only the upstream installer functionality (i.e installation / deployment of openstack versions) along with puppet based code to deploy ODL controllers at the same time in the release.

Within the ARNO release, Foreman is deploying CentOS with puppet support for ODL deployment and FUEL provides deployments of Ubuntu with puppet based support for ODL deployment as well as simple CentOS based Openstack deployment (no ODL via puppet).

Going forward, FUEL will provide a plugin to allow creation and deployment of custom software blocks (ODL, OpenContrail, Custom Packages) to be deployed in line with their Openstack deployment (MOS 6.1 and greater).


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you're welcome

lmcdasm ( 2015-09-02 11:17:23 -0700 )edit

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