To become first choice advanced orchestration engine for infrastructure
What is Solar
Solar provides flexible orchestration and resource management framework for deploying distributed systems. It leverages abstraction layer over commonly used configuration management systems like puppet, ansible etc. to enable complex, multi node orchestration. Solar can be used as separate tool for quick prototyping deployment topology, but as a framework it can be also integrated with existing tools used to configure and deploy distributed systems including OpenStack clouds. Solar also provides control over resulting changes by introducing changes log and history for deployment entities. This enables more control over lifecycle management of infrastructure.
Solar can deploy and manage any distributed system, focusing on OpenStack ecosystem e.g. OpenStack itself, Ceph, etc. There are also other examples like Riak.
Currently Solar is being exercised to replace Fuel orchestration layers.
Some of more interesting pieces:
- Solar glossary - read it first
- Released: 2016.01.21
- Release details
We are available at #openstack-solar on Freenode