Usage

Usage

To install python-tempestconf follow our Installation Guide

For a successful execution of python-tempestconf a user needs to do one of the following:

If a user doesn’t use --create, no resources, which requires admin credentials, are created. See Resources section.

Examples of usage with sourced credentials

All of the examples in this section mentioned below use the following step as a prerequisite:

  • Source your OpenStack RC file containing the cloud credentials. Let’s say you have an overcloud_rc file with the following content:

    $ cat overcloud_rc
    unset OS_SERVICE_TOKEN
    export OS_USERNAME=demo
    export OS_PASSWORD='password'
    export OS_AUTH_URL=http://172.16.52.15/identity/v3
    export PS1='[\u@\h \W(keystone_demo)]\$ '
    export OS_PROJECT_NAME=demo
    export OS_USER_DOMAIN_NAME=default
    export OS_PROJECT_DOMAIN_NAME=default
    export OS_IDENTITY_API_VERSION=3
    

    Then it can be sourced by:

    $ source overcloud_rc
    

    Note

    Thanks to os-client-config support, python-tempestconf is able to read cloud credentials from the shell environment, which means, they don’t need to be explicitly passed via CLI.

Override values

Override values can be useful when a user wants to set a key-value pair in generated tempest.conf from one of the two following reasons:

  • python-tempestconf is not able to discover it and therefore set the desired key-value pair in tempest.conf by itself
  • python-tempestconf is able to discover it, but a user wants to set it differently

Values specified as overrides will be set to tempest.conf no matter what if they were discovered or not. If a section or a key don’t exist, they will be created.

In the following example we make the tool to print debugging information, we set that tempest.conf will be written to etc/ directory and we pass some override values.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --debug \
    --out etc/tempest.conf \
    auth.tempest_roles Member \
    identity.username MyOverrideUsername \
    section.key MyValue

The generated tempest.conf will look like:

$ cat etc/tempest.conf
<omitted some content>
[auth]
tempest_roles = Member
<omitted some content>

[identity]
username = MyOverrideUsername
<omitted some content>

[section]
key = value
<omitted some content>

Note

--remove option will remove even values set as overrides

Prevent some key-value pairs to be set in tempest.conf

A user can define key-value pairs which are not wanted to be written to the generated tempest.conf. This can be useful in case when python-tempestconf discovers something which is not wanted by a user to have in tempest.conf. If the option is used, python-tempestconf will make sure, that the defined values are not written to tempest.conf no matter if they were discovered or not.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --remove section1.key1 \
    --remove section2.key2=value \
    --remove section3.key3=value1,value2

In the following case all api_extensions will be removed and tempest.conf will not contain the api_extensions key under compute-feature-enabled section.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --remove compute-feature-enabled.api_extensions

In the following case only NMN api extension will be removed from the api_extensions list.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --remove compute-feature-enabled.api_extensions=NMN

In the following case only NMN and OS-EXT-IPS api extensions will be removed.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --remove compute-feature-enabled.api_extensions=NMN,OS-EXT-IPS

Note

--remove option will remove even values set as overrides

Usage with tempest accounts file

To read more about accounts.yaml file and how to generate it follow these links:

When --test-accounts argument is used, python-tempestconf will not write any credentials to generated tempest.conf file, it will add a test_accounts_file key to auth section with value equal to the path provided by the --test-accounts argument. Also use_dynamic_credentials under auth section will be set to False as tempest documentation suggests.

This argument can be useful when a user doesn’t want to store credentials in tempest.conf, f.e: the user want’s to share the tempest.conf.

If you already have the file created, you can run discover-tempest-config command with --test-accounts argument:

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --out etc/tempest.conf \
    --test-accounts /path/to/my/accounts.yaml

The generated tempest.conf will look like:

$ cat etc/tempest.conf
<omitted some content>
[auth]
test_accounts_file = /path/to/my/accounts.yaml
use_dynamic_credentials = False
<omitted some content>

non-admin argument

If your credentials are non-admin ones, which means that you are not allowed to create any resources in your cloud, then please specify --non-admin argument. When this argument is used, python-tempestconf will not create any resources.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    -v \
    --debug \
    --non-admin

Examples of usage with a named cloud

python-tempestconf supports os-client-config so instead of sourcing an OpenStack RC file a user can use clouds.yml file. Location where this file should be stored and syntax which is used to define it can be found here

Let’s say there is a clouds.yaml file located in /etc/openstack/ with the following content:

$ cat /etc/openstack/clouds.yaml
clouds:
  devstack:
    auth:
      auth_url: http://172.16.52.15/identity/v3
      password: password
      project_domain_id: default
      project_name: demo
      user_domain_id: default
      username: demo
    identity_api_version: '3'
    region_name: RegionOne
    volume_api_version: '2'

Then if you use --os-cloud argument you can run discover-tempest-config without setting any OS_* environment variable (for example by sourcing any OpenStack RC file).

--os-cloud defines specifies one of the cloud names located in the clouds.yaml file.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --debug \
    --os-cloud devstack

So the call from non-admin argument section would for example look like:

$ discover-tempest-config \
    -v \
    --debug \
    --non-admin \
    --os-cloud devstack

The call from Usage with tempest accounts file section would for example look like:

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --os-cloud devstack \
    --out etc/tempest.conf \
    --test-accounts /path/to/my/accounts.yaml

Resources

Without specifying --create argument, no resources which requires admin credentials are crated during the python-tempestconf execution. For the documentation on how to use --create argument see Admin User Guide

This affects these types of resources:

  • users
  • images
  • flavors

Users

For a successful execution of Tempest at least two users need to be created (the default concurrency is 2). Therefor python-tempestconf looks for the following two users:

  • the user who started python-tempestconf

  • the alt user defined by:

    • identity.alt_username
    • identity.alt_password
    • identity.alt_project_name

    Note

    These values are set by default, have a look at default values which python-tempestconf sets to a tempest.conf

If the users are not found, they can’t be created, so discover-tempest-config ends with an exception.

Images

Any user can create an image, therefore --create argument doesn’t have to be used in order to have created images, necessary for tempest execution, by python-tempestconf.

However, when non-admin credentials are used, the created images will have community visibility. It’s because users without admin credentials can’t create a public image and private images are not visible for other users - tempest tests would fail finding the image, because they are usually run under a different user.

When admin credentials are used, the images are created as public ones.

--image argument is used to specify an image which will be uploaded to glance and used later by tempest tests for booting VMs.

The following example will upload /my/path/to/myImage.img image to glance twice. First compute.image_ref will be equal to the ID of the uploaded image. Then the image is uploaded to glance again and but compute.image_alt_ref is set to that corresponding ID:

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --os-cloud myCloud \
    --image /my/path/to/myImage.img

In the following example, an override value is used to set compute.image_ref, which means that the image specified by --image is uploaded and only compute.image_alt_ref is set to the ID of newly created image.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --os-cloud myCloud \
    compute.image_ref 2eb9f6c9-bd32-427d-850d-c3bb3cfaaa87

Note

python-tempestconf checks by image name, if it is already present in glance and only in case it’s not present there, will upload the image.

Note

If the image ID specified as an override is not found, the image where --image points to is used.

If --image is not defined, the default image (see CLI options) is chosen to be uploaded.

Flavors

python-tempestconf looks for these two flavors:

  • m1.nano with 64 MB of RAM, which will be set as compute.flavor_ref
  • m1.micro with 128 MB of RAM, which will be set as compute.flavor_alt_ref

If they are not found and --create argument is not used, the tool will try to auto discover two smallest flavors available in the system. If at least two flavors are not found, the tool ends with an exception.

If two flavors are found, their IDs will be set to tempest.conf, see the following example:

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --out etc/tempest.conf

The generated tempest.conf will look like:

$ cat etc/tempest.conf
<omitted some content>
[compute]
# typically an ID of the smaller flavor found
flavor_ref = <ID_1>
# typically an ID of the bigger flavor found
flavor_alt_ref = <ID_2>
<omitted some content>

In the following example, a override option specifies compute.flavor_ref ID, which if it’s found, the tool continues with looking for a m1.micro flavor to be set as compute.flavor_alt_ref as was explained above.

$ discover-tempest-config \
    --out etc/tempest.conf \
    compute.flavor_ref 123

Note

If the compute.flavor_ref ID is not found, the tool ends with an exception.

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