[openstack-dev] [Fuel] Getting rid of kickstart/preseed for all NEW releases
vkozhukalov at mirantis.com
Mon Jan 26 15:56:50 UTC 2015
My suggestion is to make IBP the only option available for all upcoming
OpenStack releases which are defined in openstack.yaml. It is to be
possible to install OS using kickstart for all currently available
On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:22 PM, Igor Kalnitsky <ikalnitsky at mirantis.com>
> 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
> >> a particular OS (Ubuntu and Centos) by 6.1 As far as having different
> >> 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
> >> (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
> >> 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
> >> like 'ubuntu_1204' or 'ubuntu_1404') and we are able to choose
> >> 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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