CentOS, QA and OpenNebula

CentOS, the Community Enterprise OS, uses Opennebula as virtualization plattform for its automated QA-process. The opennebula setup consists of 3 nodes, all running CentOS-6, who handle the following tasks:
– sunstone as cloud controller
– local mirror/DNS-Server/http-Server for the VMs to pull in packages
– one VM to run a jenkins instance to launch the various tests (ci.de.centos.org)
– nginx on the cloud controller to forward http traffic to the jenkins VM

A public git repository (http://www.gitorious.org/testautomation) is used to allow whoever wants to contribute to pull the current test suite – t_functional, a series of bash scripts used to do funtional tests of various applications, binaries, configuration files and Trademark issues. As new tests are added to the repo via personal clones and merge requests, those tests first need to complete a test run via jenkins. Each test run currently consists of 4 VMs (one for each arch for C5 and C6 – C7 to come), which run the complete test suite. All VMs used for theses tests are instantiated and torn down on demand, whenever the call to testrun a personal clone is issued (via IRC).
Once completed successfully, the request is merged into the main repo. The jenkins node monitors this repository and which automatically triggers another complete test run.
Besides these triggered test runs, the test suite is automatically triggered daily to run. This is used to verify functionality of published updates – a handfull of failty updates have allready been discovered this way.
Besides t_functional, the Linux Test Project Suite of tests is also run on a daily basis, also to verify functionality of the OS and all updates.
The third setup is used to test the available and functional integrity of published docker images for CentOS.
All these tests are later – during the QA-phase of a point release – used to verify functionality of new packages inside the CentOS QA-Setup.