Gerrit, Jenkins solutions
eedri at redhat.com
Thu Oct 6 10:35:07 UTC 2011
I'm maintaining the jenkins and gerrit instances for rhevm downstream.
i would be happy to pitch in and help raise the infrastructure for jenkins/gerrit in ovirt.
let's start with getting 2 EC2 vms to run gerrit and jenkins on.
we can also look at existing open source jenkins instances that other companies use 
also an interesting presentation about advantages of using jenkins for an opensource project 
RHEVM Integration team
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Itamar Heim" <iheim at redhat.com>
> To: "Karsten Wade" <kwade at redhat.com>
> Cc: infra at ovirt.org, "Eyal Edri" <eedri at redhat.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2011 11:36:40 AM
> Subject: Re: Gerrit, Jenkins solutions
> On 10/06/2011 10:38 AM, Karsten Wade wrote:
> > Sorry I haven't been talking much about this here, but there have
> > been
> > discussions going in the back-channel around what we need to do for
> > putting up Gerrit and Jenkins.
> > Why all the fast moves? I think the point is to be nimble, do what
> > we
> > know to do, and make things as breakable, fixable, and replaceable
> > as
> > we can. We're getting things going in record time, as we need to be
> > that way for now.
> > We'll have some breathing time mid-November to rethink how we are
> > approaching infrastructure. We have to recognize that many people
> > come
> > to this community, and we want an infrastructure that is welcoming
> > to
> > them. For example, I'm hoping more infrastructure and services will
> > come from some of the strategic companies involved, just as I hope
> > to
> > see more from Red Hat IT.
> > So the back-channel discussions we've had so far settle on us using
> > a
> > few VM images on EC2. Red Hat is providing these, we'll load them
> > with
> > RHEL 6 + EPEL, and we'll go in to trim and harden along the lines
> > of
> > the community services infrastructure (CSI) I'd like us to work
> > with. Volunteers?
> > We'll need to work out the configuration details for Gerrit and
> > Jenkins. They are both new to me, but I'm not afraid. :) So ...
> > what
> > should the architecture of these look like?
> > I'm thinking we have two instances:
> > * jenkins.ovirt.org - a low-running, very tight image that can
> > scale
> > to great heights when crunching tests. I'm not going to push an
> > app
> > server here - small is good, I presume, but I wouldn't mind
> > learning
> > an EE6 platform, such as JBoss AS 7. :) Still, that's our own
> > overhead we manage ...
> from our experience we will need multiple machines set up as jenkins
> slaves to run the expected workload.
> jenkins has a plugin to stop/start the instances in EC2 per required
> load (didn't test how good it is yet)
> > * gerrit.ovirt.org git.ovirt.org - trimmed as a web server. It
> > doesn't
> > need a database, right? git.ovirt.org is just an alias.
> we are using a lightly forked version today for improved emails to
> mailing list until our patches are accepted (hopefully) in gerrit
> the change allows patches in the mailing list to contain the patch
> comments inline like in regular patch reviews.
> > Does that cover it?
> > Thanks - Karsten
> > 
> > https://www.theopensourceway.org/wiki/How_to_loosely_organize_a_community
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