Examples Catalog: How to Contribute

Examples Catalog: How to Contribute

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Getting Involved. How to Contribute to Cloudify Examples.

This guide will present the criteria for accepting contributions to the Cloudify Examples Section.

Repository Packaging

Each example must be packaged as a Github repository under the Cloudify-Examples Github organization.
The repository itself should contain the following files:

  • A package Readme.md file.
  • At least one example blueprint.
  • Any necessary files for the successful execution, including example inputs files.

What goes in the Readme

  • First – a brief summary of the example.
  • Next – any disclaimers about usability, supported behavior, warnings, etc.
  • An About section, which includes supported versions of Cloudify, OS, which version of dependencies (e.g. Docker or Puppet), whether the example is for use with a Cloudify Manager or local workflows, or both, etc.
  • An Execution Instructions section.

Example Blueprint

The example blueprint(s) should follow the file naming convention of [provider]-blueprint.yaml in the file name. For example:

  • local-blueprint.yaml
  • openstack-blueprint.yaml

If relevant, there should be a blueprint for each of the main providers (AWS/OpenStack/GCP/Azure/vSphere).

Blueprint organization

Blueprints should adhere to the following order:

  • DSL_VERSION declaration
  • imports section
  • inputs section
  • node_types definition section
  • relationships definition section
  • node_templates section

Inside of the node_templates section, there is a convention of the following order:

  • First, application related node templates.
  • Then, infrastructure related node templates.

How to submit

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What’s Next

To learn more about writing examples, see blueprint authoring and plugin authoring guides.


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