[et-mgmt-tools] Alternative storage backends for Cobbler / other features

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Thu Sep 6 15:56:23 UTC 2007

Michael DeHaan wrote:
> So there's been a lot of interest around having Cobbler read LDAP 
> recently, and possibly I'm guessing it would be useful to have it 
> /write/ to LDAP.  I know several
> folks already have their own scripts to interface between the two.
> I'm thinking about abstracting the serializer code to allow for 
> configs in arbitrary formats....

It's done (and available for preview now in git):


There's a example idea on the Wiki page above about how  you could still 
use Cobbler to store to disk, but get /some/ information from LDAP ... 
I'll leave it up to users
to find creative ways to use this.

I ended up /not/ writing the SQL portions (yet) as that would be a lot 
to maintain and it seems things like LDAP would be more useful.   If 
extremely large numbers of profiles/nodes run us into performance issues 
(so far they haven't) there are probably better ways to speed up things 
than that initially.


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