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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provider for Spinnaker

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Over the last year or so, we have had a group of developers working on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provider for Spinnaker. All of this code has gone directly into the Spinnaker repositories on GitHub and it is all open source.

We are now at the point where the provider is pretty much fully functional and we have published documentation on the spinnaker.io site, and Spinnaker have updated their site to list Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as one of the supported providers, so that is a nice milestone for us!

I wanted to share a little bit of information about what the provider actually does. In a future post I will provide more detailed information about how to set it up and use it.

The provider supports the two main style of deployments - Kubernetes-based and instance-based.

For the instance-based approach, the provider supports:

  • Creation of Compute Images (in the bakery),
  • Creation of Compute Instances (Server Groups),
  • Creation/configuration of Load Balancers, including backend sets, listeners and certificates,
  • Deploying, resizing and terminating Server Groups.

For the Kubernetes-based approach, all of the standard operations are supported for OCI Container Engine, including load balancing and security. We did not really do much in this space - it just worked with the standard Kubernetes provider.

The provider also supports other OCI features like:

  • Object Store as a storage provider for the persitent store and as an artifact repository,
  • Registry as a Docker image registry.

The documentation for the OCI provider is available here.

Here are a few screenshots from Spinnaker to give you a feel for how the provider manifests in the Spinnaker UI:

Creating a Server Group

Creating a Server Group

Baking and deploying images

Baking and deploying images

A deploy pipeline with OCI Server Group deployment configuration

A deploy pipeline with OCI Server Group deployment configuration

Detail view of the Server Group

Detail view of the Server Group

There is also a video demonstration on YouTube that shows deploying an application to OCI and OKE using Spinnaker.

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