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From Len Bellemore <>
Subject RE: baremetal / pxe booting of instances
Date Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:24:10 GMT
Hi Geoff,

Thanks for that. 

What is also influencing my thinking is the way that the usage engine tracks which operating
system the customer is using.  If I want to charge more for a Windows Datacenter edition vs
Windows Standard, don't I need to make sure that the customer is deploying from a Datacenter
vs Standard template so that the usage engine knows which OS they are using?

If I deploy a base template, and then configure it after the fact, the usage engine doesn't
have a view on which template (and associated OS) they are using.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Higginbottom [] 
Sent: 26 April 2013 14:46
Subject: RE: baremetal / pxe booting of instances

Hi Len,

A 'better' way if doing this is to use a base template, which just consists of the OS, say
CentOS, then use Puppet to tell each VM what it will be and configure any additional software

Oliver Leach gave a talk at the last CloudStack European User Group on this very topic, and
his slide deck can be found here


Geoff Higginbottom

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-----Original Message-----
From: Len Bellemore []
Sent: 26 April 2013 14:17
Subject: baremetal / pxe booting of instances

Hi Guys,

Anyone know if it's possible to do baremetal/pxe booting of instances?

Say, I have a "dummy" template that calls a pxe server when it boots.  It would then pull
down a server image depending on some criteria (actually not sure how I would do this bit.)

This would save me from having to maintain a template for every different OS type that I want
to offer to my users

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