Airship: Elevate Your Infrastructure!
Airship is a collection of open source tools for automating cloud provisioning and management. Airship provides a declarative framework for defining and managing the life cycle of open infrastructure tools and the underlying hardware. These tools include OpenStack for virtual machines, Kubernetes for container orchestration, and MaaS for bare metal, with planned support for OpenStack Ironic.
The Airship community is excited to announce its Release Candidate ahead of the 1.0 version expected in early 2019. The 1.0 Release Candidate represents a significant milestone, providing a platform that can be (and is) used for the deployment and management of real-world, containerized OpenStack environments.
The community has been actively developing the release candidate since the project was introduced as an OSF pilot project in May 2018 and has achieved security at scale, scalable operations and reliable upgrades, as well nightly CI/CD validation of integrations and example deployments. The release candidate is ready to try, and the community has developed “Airship in a Bottle,” an easy way to get started. Features on the roadmap for the 1.0 release include thorough documentation and OpenStack Ironic bare metal cloud integration.
More information on the Release Candidate, its features, and how to deploy it can be found here.
Try It Out
To experiment with a single-node deployment of Airship in a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 VM, visit https://airshipit.org.
To download the Airship Seaworthy multi-node Airship reference deployment and continuous integration pipeline, see the Check It Out section.
The VM is managed using OpenStack Horizon. For information on OpenStack, see the OpenStack documentation at https://docs.openstack.org/. The undercloud platform is managed using Airship Shipyard. For information about Shipyard, see the Documentation section.
Check It Out
You can check out the source code from this repository: https://git.airshipit.org/cgit.
There you’ll find the following components:
- Airship-in-a-Bottle - A complete, single-node deployment for curious newcomers.
- Airship Specifications - Specifications for the Airship projects
- Armada - An orchestrator for deploying and upgrading a collection of Helm charts
- Berth - A lightweight mechanism for managing VMs on top of Kubernetes via Helm
- Deckhand - A configuration management service with features to support managing large cluster configurations
- Diving Bell - A lightweight solution for bare metal configuration management
- Drydock - A declarative host provisioning system built initially to leverage MaaS for baremetal host deployment
- MaaS - Kubernetes deployment artifacts for Canonical MaaS
- Pegleg - A tool to organize configuration of multiple Airship deployments
- Promenade - A deployment system for resilient, self-hosted Kubernetes
- Shipyard - A cluster life cycle orchestrator for Airship
- Treasure Map - Reference Airship manifests, CI/CD, and reference architecture
An additional component is Airship Seaworthy, a multi-node Airship reference deployment and continuous integration pipeline using Jenkins, available here:
Airship is free and open source software. The code is available under the Apache 2 license.
Airship has a number of independent components, and we welcome new contributors to all of them! Good ways to get started include:
- Take a look at Treasure Map to see how the pieces fit together.
- Join the weekly design meeting to see what work is in the hopper (see Get In Touch, below).
- Introduce yourself in the IRC channel #airshipit (see Get In Touch).
- Take a look at unassigned work items in the OpenStack Airship StoryBoard and volunteer for one.
Story and Issue Tracking
Feel free to browse Airship stories and issues at the OpenStack Airship StoryBoard and even volunteer for an unassigned item.
StoryBoard projects have been created for each of the Airship components. For descriptions of the components, see the Treasure Map (or the Check It Out section above). Follow these links to the StoryBoard projects:
Get in Touch
- Visit lists.airshipit.org
IRC Meeting - Weekly
- Every Tuesday at 09:00 CST
- Freenode IRC: #airshipit
- Meeting logs: http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/meetings/airship/2018/
Design Call - Weekly
- When: See airship-discuss mailing list for details. Next meeting tentatively planned for Oct 16, 18:00 CST.
- Where: https://bluejeans.com/421706689
- Project document: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/Airship_OpenDesignDiscussions
- For more information, contact Rodolfo Pacheco email@example.com.
OpenStack Foundation Touchpoint Call – Biweekly
- When: Occurs every 2 week(s) on Thursday effective 8/9/2018 until 11/2/2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada).
- Where: https://zoom.us/j/474689365
- Agenda: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/Airship_OpenDesignDiscussions
Airship follows the OpenStack Foundation Code of Conduct. For details, please see http://www.openstack.org/legal/community-code-of-conduct.
Airship adheres to the Four Opens of community development. For details, please see https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Open.
Browse the Documentation
- Product page: https://www.airshipit.org/
- Airship Treasure Map, including descriptions of component projects: https://airship-treasuremap.readthedocs.io
- Site authoring and deployment guide: https://airship-treasuremap.readthedocs.io/en/latest/authoring_and_deployment.html
- Technical detail, including conventions, security guide, and getting started: https://airshipit.readthedocs.io