The Kolla project is a member of the OpenStack Big Tent Governance http://governance.openstack.org/reference/projects/index.html__.
Kolla's mission statement is:
To provide production-ready containers and deployment tools for operating
Kolla provides Docker http://docker.com/ containers and
Ansible http://ansible.com/ playbooks to meet Kolla's mission.
Kolla is highly opinionated out of the box, but allows for complete
customization. This permits operators with little experience to deploy
OpenStack quickly and as experience grows modify the OpenStack
configuration to suit the operator's exact requirements.
Learn about Kolla by reading the documentation online
Get started by reading the Developer Quickstart http://docs.openstack.org/developer/kolla/quickstart.html__.
The Docker images https://docs.docker.com/userguide/dockerimages/
are built by the Kolla project maintainers. A detailed process for
contributing to the images can be found in the image building guide http://docs.openstack.org/developer/kolla/image-building.html.
The Kolla developers build images in the kolla namespace for every tagged
release and implement an Ansible roles for many but not all of them.
You can view the available images on Docker Hub https://hub.docker.com/u/kolla/__ or with the Docker CLI::
$ sudo docker search kolla
Kolla provides images to deploy the following OpenStack projects:
Kolla provides images to deploy the following infrastructure components:
Ceph http://ceph.com/ implementation for Cinder, Glance and Nova
InfluxDB https://influxdata.com/time-series-platform/influxdb/, and
Grafana http://grafana.org for performance monitoring.
Elasticsearch https://www.elastic.co/de/products/elasticsearch and
Kibana https://www.elastic.co/de/products/kibana to search, analyze,
and visualize log messages.
HAProxy http://www.haproxy.org/ and
Keepalived http://www.keepalived.org/ for high availability of services
and their endpoints.
Heka http://hekad.readthedocs.org/ A distributed and
scalable logging system for OpenStack services.
MariaDB and Galera Cluster https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb/galera-cluster/
for highly available MySQL databases
MongoDB https://www.mongodb.org/ as a database backend for Ceilometer
Open vSwitch http://openvswitch.org/ and Linuxbridge backends for Neutron
RabbitMQ https://www.rabbitmq.com/ as a messaging backend for
communication between services.
ansible - Contains Ansible playbooks to deploy Kolla in Docker
demos - Contains a few demos to use with Kolla.
dev/vagrant - Contains a vagrant VirtualBox/Libvirt based development
doc - Contains documentation.
docker - Contains jinja2 templates for the docker build system.
etc - Contains a reference etc directory structure which requires
configuration of a small number of configuration variables to achieve
a working All-in-One (AIO) deployment.
tests - Contains functional testing tools.
tools - Contains tools for interacting with Kolla.
specs - Contains the Kolla communities key arguments about
architectural shifts in the code base.
Need a feature? Find a bug? Let us know! Contributions are much
appreciated and should follow the standard Gerrit workflow http://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html.
We communicate using the #openstack-kolla irc channel.
File bugs, blueprints, track releases, etc on
Contribute code https://git.openstack.org/openstack/kolla__.
Check out who's contributing code http://stackalytics.com/?module=kolla-group&metric=commits and
contributing reviews http://stackalytics.com/?module=kolla-group&metric=marks.