Category: Provisioning


Cobbler

By polfilm,

Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments. It glues together and automates many associated Linux tasks so you do not have to hop between lots of various commands and applications when rolling out new systems, and, in some cases, changing existing ones. It can help with installation, DNS, DHCP, package updates, power management, configuration management orchestration, and much more.

http://cobbler.github.com/

Cobbler, kickstart, and PXE boot
http://marksallee.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/cobbler-kickstart-and-pxe-boot/

The Foreman

By polfilm,

The Foreman is aimed to be a single address for all machines life cycle management.

Foreman Installation on CentOS 6 with EPEL
https://github.com/ekohl/foreman-howto/blob/master/README.rst

Ovirt Foreman UI Plugin
http://ovedou.blogspot.co.il/2012/12/ovirt-foreman-ui-plugin.html

Blog Foreman
http://blog.theforeman.org/

EC2 Demo of MCollective – Puppet Labs

By polfilm,

The Marionette Collective AKA MCollective is a framework to build server orchestration or parallel job execution systems.

We’ve attempted to think out of the box a bit designing this system by not relying on central inventories and tools like SSH, we’re not simply a fancy SSH “for loop.” MCollective use modern tools like Publish Subscribe Middleware and modern philosophies like real time discovery of network resources using meta data and not hostnames. Delivering a very scalable and very fast parallel execution environment.