[et-mgmt-tools] "Could not communicate with" error
mdehaan at redhat.com
Fri Jun 1 16:34:21 UTC 2007
Bill McGonigle wrote:
> So, now that I realized that:
> yum_core_mirror_from_server: 0
> was the default setting (the man page makes it sound like '1' is the
> default, FWIW), and just because I can (I realize it's probably
> overkill) I'd like to now destroy that instance and re-make it.
I'll see what's up with the docs...
> Should I expect to use cobbler to do that, or just the standard xen
> tools? I guess I'm hinting at the bigger question of 'management' vs.
> 'deploy and redeploy', which I realize may be beyond the defined scope.
Cobbler definitely isn't a config management system -- which is why
we're building virt-factory (http://virt-factory.et.redhat.com) which
will combine both cobbler, new mirroring tools ("surfr"), and config
management systems (puppet). There's not a whole lot there yet (still
very alpha-level), but it's ramping up quickly. We'll have more on that
You could possibly put your yum configuration under control of a config
management system, yes...
Ok, back to cobbler ... The yum_core_mirror_from_server stuff is just
intended to help set up /etc/yum.repos.d on the provisioned machine, so
you can just modify the yum config on the provisioned box to point to
the server mirrored repositories if you like ... though if you haven't
done anything else with the system yet re-provisioning will only take a
The reason that setting is off by default now is a lot of users
provision on a different network or install machines and move them to
other places, where configuring them to use the boot server for yum
installable packages no longer makes sense.
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