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From Michael Matczynski <...@alum.mit.edu>
Subject Re: Dose CloudStack support PXE boot
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:20:30 GMT
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:28 AM, Jewel Nuruddin <jewel.nuruddin@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for the reply.
> Yes you are right CloudStack might not be good for cobbler because of DHCP, and Cloudstack
have already  VirtualRouter  which does dhcp for all the instances launched.
>
> Thanks
> Jewel
>
> --- On Fri, 6/8/12, Prasanna Santhanam <Prasanna.Santhanam@citrix.com> wrote:
>
> From: Prasanna Santhanam <Prasanna.Santhanam@citrix.com>
> Subject: Re: Dose CloudStack support PXE boot
> To: "cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org" <cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Cc: "cloudstack-users@incubator.apache.org" <cloudstack-users@incubator.apache.org>
> Date: Friday, June 8, 2012, 6:20 PM
>
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 04:58:59AM -0400, Jewel Nuruddin wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Can I create a vm without ISO or template,
>
> CloudStack did used to have a concept of "Blank ISO" before. I'm not
> sure if it is usable here or not. And what happened of it.
>
>> why I ask this because in > my environment I want to use Cobbler so
>> every vm will get start from > Cobbler and install everything
>> automatically.  So I need to know if CloudStack vm can support PXE boot.
>
> Doesn't Cobbler expect to be the only DHCP server in the network? This
> might not play well with the VirtualRouter of CloudStack which does
> dhcp for all the instances launched.
>
> For your auto install of packages you could consider deploying a
> solution with
>
> Chef:
> http://www.opscode.com/blog/2012/02/13/chef-support-for-citrix-cloudstack/
>
> Or
>
> Puppet:
> http://geek.jasonhancock.com/2012/02/08/running-puppet-on-cloudstack-instances/
>
> --
> Prasanna.,

You are correct in that Cobbler can configure both DHCP and PXELINUX
config files.  However, you might be able to set the 'next-server' and
'filename' params in the CloudStack DHCP server, which could point you
to a cobbler-managed server that has your PXELINUX config files and
images.

Mike

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