[Octa-list] Octa Deployment Documentation and hypervisor support

Greg_Swift at aotx.uscourts.gov Greg_Swift at aotx.uscourts.gov
Fri Apr 15 17:21:07 UTC 2011

Well that unfortunate... what I'm looking for is something to handle the
fact that my definition of the systems is readily defined in cobbler, and
on RHEL+Xen all we had to do was use koan and it would pull the profile.
Now despite having the profile defined in Cobbler, I have to manually
define things like CPU, memory, and disk space in RHEV.  I was pointed to
this project as a possibility.

I've already got cobbler doing the DHCP and the on demand building... its
that integration piece I need so I dont have to make people input data in
multiple places.


Henry Robertson <henry at redhat.com> wrote on 04/15/2011 12:15:52 PM:

> Originally we wanted to be able to specific a Satellite profile in
> the RHEV portal and have it PXE/install that channel. Since the RHEV
> portal/api don't have those features (yet) we used Cobbler to fill
> in the gap. The RHEV portal is capable of creating a VM and
> attaching a boot iso or PXE booting already, we just wanted it to
> kickstart from Satellite without human intervention. The advanced
> Cobbler DDNS/DHCP setup was more for the 'on-demand' provisioning
> where we don't have any pre-defined DNS names.
> -Henry
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg Swift" <Greg_Swift at aotx.uscourts.gov>
> To: "Henry Robertson" <henry at redhat.com>
> Cc: octa-list at redhat.com
> Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 1:11:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [Octa-list] Octa Deployment Documentation and hypervisor
> Henry Robertson <henry at redhat.com> wrote on 04/15/2011 12:08:28 PM:
> > OK. If you're not going to use the Satellite at all, I think I would
> > just use the RHEV portal to provision new machines. Octa is required
> > for the integration between RHEV and Satellite. If you're just using
> > one then it's not necessary.
> I thought octa was more for the integration of Cobbler (which satellite
> has included) and RHEV?
> -greg

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