- Launchpad Entry: TempestSpec:add-basic-heat-tests
- Created: 18 May 2013
Heat is a service to orchestrate multiple composite cloud applications. Heat manages the resources provided by OpenStack (compute, volume, network ..) Unlike the other OpenStack competent it has relative simple OpenStack API, but relative verbose language(HOT). Heat also provides basic Amazon Could Formation compatibility.
We have multi-tier enterprise web application stack and our internal resource are usually not enough to provide low latency services in the rush hours. We would like to ensure our "scaling out to the cloud" solution is working in a reliable way and we are considering moving our complete application stack "into the cloud".
Ensure complex application stacks successfully deploy-able into an OpenStack environment.
Gate time tests:
- Full API coverage including the negative tests.
- Basic API access CLI coverage as with the other CLI client
- scenario: Build an application stack with networking elements
Most likely periodic tests:
- Periodically built heat cloudwatch compatible images, they should be published for example on the static.openstack.org.
The heat several cases requires a special could image, which contains components for reporting the VM state and configuring the applications. Application deployment heat-cfntools Heat templates Includes oz image build templates diskimage-builder elements
- CloudWatch / ceilometer aided HA and auto scaling tests.
Heat has a horizon plugin called 'thermal': https://github.com/steveb/heat-horizon
- What needs to be a periodic tests and what fits into the gate check/verify time.