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From Frank Zhang <Frank.Zh...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: Baremetal thoughts
Date Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:56:47 GMT
> On 06/25/2012 02:25 PM, David Nalley wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Frank Zhang <Frank.Zhang@citrix.com>
> wrote:
> >> You may have known CloudStack has baremetal support in 2.2.14, let's call
> it baremetal1.
> >> Baremetal1 uses PING(Partimage Is Not Ghost) to do image provisioning,
> now I am working on designing baremetal2 which would support kickstart
> installation and security group(for Linux).
> >> I am also choosing a better PXE provisioning software to replace PING,
> now Razor comes into my mind http://nickapedia.com/2012/05/21/lex-
> parsimoniae-cloud-provisioning-with-a-razor/.
> >>
> >> Any thoughts are welcome.
> >>
> >
> > So the immediate project that jumps to mind is Cobbler, but there are
> > licensing issues with inclusion.
> > Razor itself is nice and looks fascinating, but it boots a Linux image
> > for initial inventory - is that a problem? (Same problem as PING)
> > http://puppetlabs.com/blog/introducing-razor-a-next-generation-provisi
> > oning-solution/ I suppose we could not ship the bootable image, but
> > that seems a bit broken.
> 
> I think it is more or less inevitable that the user/cloud installer has to do a bit
> more then just run "install my cloud on this cluster".
> However, I do not see this an an issue for the project. This is where
> "integrators" can differentiate themselves. What the project should provide
> is god documentation about the setup, and the things that need to be in the
> rudimentary PXE boot image that gets shipped to the box on which the cloud
> node is to be installed. This doc should also contain the configuration of the
> rudimentary image.
> 
> Regardless of the licensing issue, I don't think the project would want to ship
> such a rudimentary image.

Emm, this could be a solution in terms of license. For user's convenience, we shipped the
rpm
ourselves so people can complete all installation in one line command.
However, if it's against Apache license, we have to ask people to setup that software themselves.

> 
> My $0.02
> Robert
> 
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