Additional Role for Tacker Service Deployment


2016-10-19 12:30


tacker, openstack-ansible

The purpose of this spec is to add support for the OpenStack Tacker service to OpenStack-Ansible. This would allow the deployment of Tacker along with the core OpenStack components using OpenStack-Ansible.

Blueprint - Tacker deployment on OpenStack-Ansible:

Problem description

Presently, while deploying OpenStack using OpenStack-Ansible only the core OpenStack components get deployed. The deployment of other components (eg: Tacker) on playbooks is not supported yet and to use other component’s services, they need to be deployed manually.

Proposed change

This change involves adding support for the Tacker server, Tacker client, and Tacker Horizon dashboard interface.

The proposed changes include:

  • Creation of an openstack-ansible-tacker repository and Ansible role to support the deployment of Tacker.

  • Tests to verify the new Ansible role.

  • Deployment of Tacker client

  • Deployment of Tacker Horizon



Playbook/Role impact

Test playbooks will be placed in the openstack-ansible-tacker repository for functional testing purposes, with no initially proposed changes to OpenStack-Ansible playbooks.

In the future, once the Tacker role has reached a muture state, a future spec will address the integration of the Tacker role with the main OpenStack-Ansible repository.

Upgrade impact


Security impact


Performance impact


End user impact

Deployers will be able to deploy Tacker service through OpenStack-Ansible framework for VNF management and orchestration purposes.

Deployer impact

When support for the new Tacker role is added to the parent repository, new Tacker specific configuration options will be made available. This will provide an optional role for use in the OpenStack-Ansible toolbox for the deployers.

Developer impact

As this change is self-contained initially, no impact on other developers is expected.





Primary assignee:

Jeff Rametta ( IRC: jcrst)

Other contributors:


Work items

  1. Ask for the new repository, openstack-ansible-tacker, to be created

  2. Create the role for Tacker support

    • Add support for running tacker-sever

    • Add support for python tacker client

    • Add support for Tacker Horizon dashboard

    • Add documentation and install guide for the role


The usual gate checks can be used for these changes. Also, each individual commit can be functionally tested individually.

Documentation impact

Adding support to the user guide on how to enable Tacker support will be required.