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The INDIGO PaaS Orchestrator is the key software component of the INDIGO PaaS layer: it receives deployment requests from the user interface software layer and coordinates the deployment process over the IaaS platforms. The Orchestrator accepts the deployment requests written using the TOSCA standard, allowing to deploy complex application using small building blocks, named node types, which exploit Ansible to install and configure the end-user applications or services, like Galaxy, on bare OS images. Therefore, to correctly orchestrate Galaxy deployment the following component are needed:

  • Ansible roles to automate software installation and configuration (see section Laniakea Ansible Roles)
  • Custom types: define user configurable parameters, node requirements, call ansible playbooks.
  • Artifact: define what to install and how to do it, through ansible role configuration.
  • TOSCA template: the orchestrator interprets the TOSCA template and orchestrates the deployment.


This section is not inteded to be a complete guide to TOSCA types, but aims to describes the solutions adopted to deploy Galaxy in Laniakea.