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Kite is a CLI for scaffolding and managing devops modules The main purpose is templating of various tools for devops around terraform, bosh, ansible. Currently Kite supports modular stacks(Kite modules) on both AWS and GCP.

We plan in adding community stack using a simple template repository structure.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'kite'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install kite


To start using kite for bootstraping your infrastructure follow the steps below. [Note] Most kite commands can be referred by their first letter(for example kite generate environment test is the same as kite g e test)

Create your Infrastructure as Code base repository

Create a new kite project using:

$ kite new PROJECT_NAME

Generate an environment(e.g. development/test/production)

Kite environments are separated workspaces with their own credentials, variables and modules.

Generate an environment

$ kite generate environment *env_name* --provider=aws|gcp

If you want to change the credentials for an environment, edit config/cloud.yml and regenerate environment with the same command.

Now the environment should be generated at config/environments/*env_name*

Add a module to your environment

To add a Kite module to your environment, you should first initialize it. It's recommended to use specific module versions/tags(master branch would be used by default):

  kite module init https://url.for/your/module --env *env_name* --version *x.y.z/x-y-stable*

This should clone module's source files into modules/*module_name* and create a vars.*module_name*.yml file with all variables needed by the module.

Fill in vars.*module_name*.yml with correct values and render the module:

  kite module render modules/*module_name* --env *env_name*

Apply Terraform configuration from the environment

Set your default gcloud credentials using

  gcloud auth application-default login
  kite terraform init
  kite terraform apply --env *env_name*

#Getting help

To list all Kite commands, use

$> kite help


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Concourse Resource

To use resource scripts locally, set env variable is_devel to true, e.h.:

$ ruby -Ilib ./bin/concourse/in


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/rubykube/kite.