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Version information

  • 0.2.9 (latest)
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Nov 11th 2014

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'hastexo-kickstack', '0.2.9'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add hastexo-kickstack
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install hastexo-kickstack --version 0.2.9

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Tags: openstack


hastexo/kickstack — version 0.2.9 Nov 11th 2014


Kickstack is now retired. It was originally conceived as a simplified method of deploying OpenStack with a higher-level Puppet abstraction than the then-available vendor deployment facilities provided. During the OpenStack Icehouse and Juno releases, all major OpenStack vendors released deployment facilities that render Kickstack obsolete, and that is a good thing.

Some alternatives that you may want to try (note: this list was written at the time of the OpenStack Juno release, and will not be updated):

  • Puppet based: Packstack/Quickstack (RDO), Staypuft (RHEL OSP), Fuel (Mirantis OpenStack)
  • Non Puppet based: Juju (Ubuntu), Crowbar (SUSE Cloud)

This repository is kept around for reference purposes only.

Kickstack: Kickstart your OpenStack

Kickstack is a pure-Puppet rapid deployment system for OpenStack. It uses Puppet modules hosted at StackForge that are also available through the Puppet Forge.

Kickstack adds a thin, pure-Puppet wrapper layer on top of these modules that enables you to deploy an OpenStack cloud in minutes.

For more detailed information, see