This section describes the operational flow for instantiating SBC SWe deployments on OpenStack using Heat templates.
Download the following software packages:
Refer to the latest release notes for the name of the .qcow2 file needed to instantiate SBC SWe on OpenStack.
Sample Heat Templates for SBC SWe
Ribbon provides example Heat template files for different types of SBC deployments. Refer to these examples as you develop a Heat template to use when instantiating an SBC instance. Refer to the latest release notes for details on how to obtain the sample template files.
Software requirements and recommendations for instantiating SBC SWe.
If you are deploying SBC nodes in a cluster that will be managed by an Insight EMS, use the EMS GUI to create the cluster object. Refer to SBC SWe Configuration Management for additional information on clusters and configuration management options.
An overview of developing Heat templates and information on the parameters in them, including metadata and userdata information.
For clustered deployments, procedures for accessing the CLI or the SBC Configuration Manager GUI to configure the SBC nodes.