[openstack-dev] [Fuel] Getting rid of kickstart/preseed for all NEW releases

Igor Kalnitsky ikalnitsky at mirantis.com
Mon Jan 26 15:22:05 UTC 2015

Just want to be sure I understand you correctly: do you propose to
FORBID kickstart/preseed installation way in upcoming release at all?

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Vladimir Kozhukalov
<vkozhukalov at mirantis.com> wrote:
> Subject is changed.
> Vladimir Kozhukalov
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 4:55 PM, Vladimir Kozhukalov
> <vkozhukalov at mirantis.com> wrote:
>> Dear Fuelers,
>> As you might know we need it to be possible to install several versions of
>> a particular OS (Ubuntu and Centos) by 6.1  As far as having different OS
>> versions also means having different sets of packages and some of  the
>> packages are installed and configured during provisioning stage, we need to
>> have a kind of kickstart/preseed version mechanism.
>> Cobbler is exactly such a mechanism. It allows us to have several Distros
>> (installer images) and profiles (kickstart/preseed files). But
>> unfortunately, for some reasons we have not been using those Cobbler's
>> capabilities since the beginning of Fuel and it doesn't seem to be easily
>> introduced into Nailgun to deal with the whole Cobbler life cycle.
>> Anyway, we are moving towards IBP (image based provisioning) and we
>> already have different images connected to different OpenStack releases
>> (openstack.yaml) and everything else which is necessary for initial node
>> configuration is serialized inside provision data (including profile name
>> like 'ubuntu_1204' or 'ubuntu_1404') and we are able to choose cloud-init
>> template by this profile name.
>> And taking into account what it is written above, the suggestion is to
>> completely avoid using kickstart/preseed based way of OS provisioning by 6.1
>> for all new releases allowing ONLY old ones to use this way.
>> Any opinions about that stuff are welcome.
>> Vladimir Kozhukalov
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