Open Source Infrastructure & Service Manager


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The Open Source Infrastructure & Service Manager (OSISM) is an Ansible & Docker based deployment framework for managing OpenStack, Ceph, and necessary services.

Further details about OSISM can be found on Do not hesitate to write an e-mail to if you have questions or doubts.

A testbed of OSISM is available under Documentation is available at This allows you to deploy a small environment with four nodes on a public cloud like our Betacloud. Other providers like Citycloud are also supported.

This documentation is composed of various chapters. The focus of each major chapter is described hereafter.

  • Overview This chapter provides an overview of OSISM.

  • Notes All the hints that could save someone else’s day and don’t fit anywhere else are here.

The documentation is maintained on Github: There you can open issues for found errors and so on.

  • OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface. [1]

  • Ceph uniquely delivers object, block, and file storage in one unified system. [2]

  • Ansible is a simple, agentless and powerful open source IT automation. [3]

  • Docker provides a way to run applications securely isolated in a container, packaged with all its dependencies and libraries. [4]


This documentation does not claim to be complete or to be carried out step by step. Unless otherwise noted all configurations listed are examples and are not recommendations or mandatory specifications. Environmentally specific details such as network configuration, system names, partitioning, etc. are always determined during the preparatory work depending on the environment to be built.


OSISM is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use it except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.