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From Robert Gibbon <robert.gib...@cloudhowe.com>
Subject Re: Some questions
Date Sat, 02 Oct 2010 20:56:42 GMT
Sweet gimme a bit and I'll be throwing some code commits your way
R

On 1 Oct 2010, at 17:42, Richard Gass wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Robert Gibbon
> <robert.gibbon@cloudhowe.com> wrote:
>> Hi team Tashi
>>
>> I just found your project and it looks really interesting, albeit  
>> in the
>> early phases. I've got some questions for you, if you've got time,  
>> maybe you
>> can answer them...
>>
>> * I can see that all of the nodes need to have access to a common  
>> backend
>> filesystem to get the machine images. How difficult would it be to  
>> leverage
>> a pxe boot server instead? What problems can you see with that?
>
> Yes, there needs to be some system that holds all the images.
>
>>
>> * What are your thoughts on dynamic bare metal provisioning (hence  
>> the above
>> question)?
>>
>
> We use a system that we call Zoni to do bare metal provisioning of
> systems.  Zoni handles provisioning, management, allocation,
> isolation, and debugging,  It is currently checked into the tashi tree
> (look in the src dir).  I am currently putting the finishing touches
> on the first working release.
>
>> At my work we've got lots of (old school) vertically scaling  
>> implementations
>> that simply don't perform to the required specification under a  
>> hypervisor
>> (we've proven it). We can't be the only organisation with that  
>> problem.
>>
>> I remember chatting to a cloud services vendor who said outright that
>> running a busy rdbms under a hypervisor is a very very bad idea.
>>
>> My humble, bare metal cloud provisioning in addition to virtual  
>> provisioning
>> is definitely the way to go.
>>
>> Last question, are you looking for some help?
>
> We are always looking for help by way of code contributions.  Please
> send your commits my way :D
>
> Richard
>
>>
>> Regards all
>> Robert
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Richard Gass


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