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From Frank Zhang <Frank.Zh...@citrix.com>
Subject RE: Baremetal thoughts
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:04:24 GMT
> >
> > > > 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-pro
> > > > vi si oning-solution/ I suppose we could not ship the bootable
> > > > image, but that seems a bit broken.
> 
> Yes Razor is apache2, and we expect to open source Razor image soon.

That's great. is there any timeline for this? 

> 
> > > 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.
> 
> The Razor image build process will be opensource and documented to allow
> users to build their own custom image based on tinycore Linux, so it will be
> more flexible than the current solution which is here's the ISO file.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Nan

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