I'm glad you're on board!
I recommend you first to login to the gerrit.ovirt.org
instance as a user
(either google or openid will do) so you'll be able to start sending
patches, as almost all of our work is done via patches,
including jenkins jobs.
Are you familiar with the jenkins server  ? and the jenkins job builder
Most of our jobs in jenkins are what we called "yamelized", which means
thier source code is in git and deployed by JJB, which means its very easy
to write and deploy new jobs,
without even needing to login to jenkins.
A cool task for you could be starting to move all the jobs in jenkins that
are not yamelized yet, for e.g:
a jenkins job which is not yamelized:
(you can see
it's description is empty)
a jenkins job which is yamelized:
the desc: This job is automatically updated by jenkins job builder, ....)
all jobs yaml files are stored in the git repo:
it takes some time to understand the way it structured, but once you get it
its pretty simple.
Is that something you might be interested in taking on?
if not, we have some other goodies, such as writing puppet code or
let me know what you'd like to work on,
On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 4:47 PM, Shane Pike <shane.pike0(a)googlemail.com>
Thanks for the reply. I'm interested in helping out the Infra team with
the various tasks and projects they work on, and I'd love to hear where I
can start to help and learn more about how things run as it looks really
On 3 November 2015 at 18:25, Eyal Edri <eedri(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi Shane,
> First of all Welcome to oVirt!
> We are always glad to have someone on-board, wanting to help.
> Are you interested to join/help the infra  team with various devops
> tasks around puppet/jenkins/provisioning/infra that runs the massive CI
> infra of oVirt?
> or you're more keen in contributing code to the oVirt project itself as a
> python/java developer?
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Shane Pike <shane.pike0(a)googlemail.com>
>> Hi Guys,
>> Just thought I would introduce myself as I have been on the mailing
>> list for a couple of weeks now though I had some initial problems getting
>> set up!
>> I'm Shane from the UK, but currently working as a Sys Admin in Asia.
>> I've done quite a bit of networking and general sys admin stuff for a
>> while, and recently I've become more heavily involved in building and
>> deploying systems with Puppet and scaling Linux web servers.
>> I'm very interested in Ovirt and I would like to contribute some of my
>> time to an open source project and hopefully learn a few more things in the
>> process. I look forward to hearing from you guys and would like to help out
>> in anyone I can until you get used to me.
> Eyal Edri
> Supervisor, RHEV CI
> EMEA ENG Virtualization R&D
> Red Hat Israel
> phone: +972-9-7692018
> irc: eedri (on #tlv #rhev-dev #rhev-integ)
Supervisor, RHEV CI
EMEA ENG Virtualization R&D
Red Hat Israel
irc: eedri (on #tlv #rhev-dev #rhev-integ)