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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: [Discussion]Auto provision of hosts(hypervisors) into cloud using auto discovery mechanism from the specified IP address range
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:55:40 GMT
On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Prasanna Santhanam
<prasanna.santhanam@citrix.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 02:14:53AM -0400, Sailaja Mada wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> This is regarding the enhancement : Auto provision of
>> hosts(hypervisors) into cloud using auto discovery mechanism from
>> the specified IP address range @
>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CLOUDSTACK-372
>>
>> Enhancement Details :
>>
>> 1. Currently Hosts has to be added manually into the cloud to get
>> provisioned.  2. This is the request to support for Auto provision
>> of hosts(hypervisors) into cloud using auto discovery mechanism from
>> the specified IP address range
>>
>> References for this enhancement :
>>
>> 1. https://supportcontent.ca.com/cadocs/0/CA%20ARCserve%20Unified%20Data%20Protection%20Enterprise%20Support%2016%200-ENU/Bookshelf_Files/HTML/hbug/index.htm?toc.htm?ua_hb_auto_disc_hosts.htm
>> 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdxcHtiwZNU
>> 3. http://support.hyperic.com/display/hyperforge/Hyperic+Custom+Auto-Discovery+Plug-ins
>>
>
> I notice that the demos here are talking only about ESXi. If
> CloudStack were to adopt something like this it would have to support
> all the hypervisors - Xen,KVM flavours, and VmWare ESXis.
>
> I'm not entirely sure in what state the PING aided baremetal support
> of Cloudstack is at but if decided to revamp this could fit in there.
>
> In my mind, whatever solution is chosen will have to:
>
> a) support all hypervisors through simple kickstarts.
> b) work at cloud scale workloads.
>
> I tried catching up on a few solutions that do this kind of
> provisioning and implemented a bit with cobbler. It seems there isn't
> a one size fits all. cobbler for instance doesn't work well with
> Xenserver answer files and is more tailor made to suit typical
> redhat kickstart style installations. Some flavours like Ubuntu also
> define their own kickstart grammar. So that increases the complexity
> of supporting something like this.
>
> Also - such a solution shouldn't assume more than simple PXE booting
> available. IPMI Enterprise, iDrac etc will not be suitable for all.
>
> I imagine something like a virtual appliance that sits on each of my
> pod's management network refreshing stuff as I please. Optionally we
> should allow it to be turned off as well.
>
> This one Ahmad linked to from Puppetconf is also quite interesting:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR1bOg0IU5U
>
> --
> Prasanna.,

I agree - razor looks prettying interesting here - and I think it
could be trivial to have ESXi + Xen + KVM installable.

--David

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