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Automatic Heat template generation

Project description

OpenStack Orchestration project Heat implements an orchestration engine to launch multiple composite cloud applications based on templates. A Heat template describes infrastructure resources (servers, networks, floating ips, etc) and the relationships between these resources, allowing Heat to deploy the resources in a correct order and to manage whole infrastructure lifecycle.

flame is a standalone tool that generates HOT Heat template from already existing infrastructure. It provides support for Nova (key pairs and servers), Cinder (volumes) and Neutron (router, networks, subnets, security groups and floating IPs) resources.

flame works as follows: using provided credentials (user name, project name, password or auth_token, authentication url), the tool will list supported resources deployed in the project and will generate corresponding, highly customized HOT template.


First of all, clone the repository and go to the repository directory:

git clone cd flame

Then just run:

python install


To use the CLI of flame:

usage: flame [-h] [--debug] [--generate-stack-data] [--include-constraints]
             [--no-threads] [--prefetch] [--exclude-keypairs]
             [--extract-ports] [--exclude-secgroups] [--exclude-servers]
             [--exclude-volumes] [--os-cloud <name>] [--os-auth-type <name>]
             [--os-auth-url OS_AUTH_URL] [--os-system-scope OS_SYSTEM_SCOPE]
             [--os-domain-id OS_DOMAIN_ID] [--os-domain-name OS_DOMAIN_NAME]
             [--os-project-id OS_PROJECT_ID]
             [--os-project-name OS_PROJECT_NAME]
             [--os-project-domain-id OS_PROJECT_DOMAIN_ID]
             [--os-project-domain-name OS_PROJECT_DOMAIN_NAME]
             [--os-trust-id OS_TRUST_ID]
             [--os-default-domain-id OS_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_ID]
             [--os-default-domain-name OS_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_NAME]
             [--os-user-id OS_USER_ID] [--os-username OS_USERNAME]
             [--os-user-domain-id OS_USER_DOMAIN_ID]
             [--os-user-domain-name OS_USER_DOMAIN_NAME]
             [--os-password OS_PASSWORD] [--insecure]
             [--os-cacert <ca-certificate>] [--os-cert <certificate>]
             [--os-key <key>] [--timeout <seconds>] [--collect-timing]
             [--os-service-type <name>] [--os-service-name <name>]
             [--os-interface <name>] [--os-region-name <name>]
             [--os-endpoint-override <name>] [--os-api-version <name>]

Heat template and data file generator

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --debug               set debuging log level
                        In addition to template, generate Heat stack data
                        Export in template custom constraints
  --no-threads          Deactivate threads for api calls, (usefull for (i)pdb
  --prefetch            Prefetch all API calls (works only without --no-
  --exclude-keypairs    Do not export in template key pair resources
  --extract-ports       Export the tenant network ports
  --exclude-secgroups   Do not export in template security group resources
  --exclude-servers     Do not export in template server resources
  --exclude-volumes     Do not export in template volume resources
  --os-cloud <name>     Named cloud to connect to
  --os-auth-type <name>, --os-auth-plugin <name>
                        Authentication type to use

Authentication Options:
  Options specific to the password plugin.

  --os-auth-url OS_AUTH_URL
                        Authentication URL
  --os-system-scope OS_SYSTEM_SCOPE
                        Scope for system operations
  --os-domain-id OS_DOMAIN_ID
                        Domain ID to scope to
  --os-domain-name OS_DOMAIN_NAME
                        Domain name to scope to
  --os-project-id OS_PROJECT_ID, --os-tenant-id OS_PROJECT_ID
                        Project ID to scope to
  --os-project-name OS_PROJECT_NAME, --os-tenant-name OS_PROJECT_NAME
                        Project name to scope to
  --os-project-domain-id OS_PROJECT_DOMAIN_ID
                        Domain ID containing project
  --os-project-domain-name OS_PROJECT_DOMAIN_NAME
                        Domain name containing project
  --os-trust-id OS_TRUST_ID
                        Trust ID
  --os-default-domain-id OS_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_ID
                        Optional domain ID to use with v3 and v2 parameters.
                        It will be used for both the user and project domain
                        in v3 and ignored in v2 authentication.
  --os-default-domain-name OS_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_NAME
                        Optional domain name to use with v3 API and v2
                        parameters. It will be used for both the user and
                        project domain in v3 and ignored in v2 authentication.
  --os-user-id OS_USER_ID
                        User id
  --os-username OS_USERNAME, --os-user-name OS_USERNAME
  --os-user-domain-id OS_USER_DOMAIN_ID
                        User's domain id
  --os-user-domain-name OS_USER_DOMAIN_NAME
                        User's domain name
  --os-password OS_PASSWORD
                        User's password

API Connection Options:
  Options controlling the HTTP API Connections

  --insecure            Explicitly allow client to perform "insecure" TLS
                        (https) requests. The server's certificate will not be
                        verified against any certificate authorities. This
                        option should be used with caution.
  --os-cacert <ca-certificate>
                        Specify a CA bundle file to use in verifying a TLS
                        (https) server certificate. Defaults to
  --os-cert <certificate>
                        Defaults to env[OS_CERT].
  --os-key <key>        Defaults to env[OS_KEY].
  --timeout <seconds>   Set request timeout (in seconds).
  --collect-timing      Collect per-API call timing information.

Service Options:
  Options controlling the specialization of the API Connection from
  information found in the catalog

  --os-service-type <name>
                        Service type to request from the catalog
  --os-service-name <name>
                        Service name to request from the catalog
  --os-interface <name>
                        API Interface to use [public, internal, admin]
  --os-region-name <name>
                        Region of the cloud to use
  --os-endpoint-override <name>
                        Endpoint to use instead of the endpoint in the catalog
  --os-api-version <name>
                        Which version of the service API to use

Usage example

To use Flame you can provide yours OpenStack credentials as arguments

$ flame --os-username 'user_name' \
        --os-password 'password' \
        --os-project-name 'project_name' \
        --os-auth-url 'http://<Keystone_host>:5000/v2.0'

Or you can source your OpenStack RC file and use Flame without arguments.

To establish a two-way SSL connection with the identity service

$flame --os-username 'user_name' \
       --os-password 'password' \
       --os-project-name 'project_name' \
       --os-auth_url http://<Keystone_host>:5000/v2.0 \
       --os-cert <path/to/certificate>  \
       --os-key <path/to/key>

Flame can be used with either a login and password pair or a keystone token by exporting the OS_AUTH_TOKEN variable and the –os-auth-type ‘token’ parameter (the token is obtained with keystone token-get ):

$ flame --os-auth-type 'token' \
        --os-token 'token_id' \
        --os-auth-url 'http://<Keystone_host>:5000/v2.0'

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