Razor – The Next Iteration

Over the past bunch of months, the Razor project has been evolving, going through some changes and the like. I have not been as close to it as I would like. However, one of my fellow Rackers has and has put together a number of really good write-ups: http://anystacker.com/2014/01/new-razor-server-vs-old-razor-and-what-does-the-rewrite-mean-to-you/ http://anystacker.com/2014/01/vagrant-up-razor-server/ http://anystacker.com/2014/01/razor-server-chef-broker/ https://github.com/eglute/razor-server-vagrant The first one
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Chef, Razor, OpenStack – Part 3

Ok, we’re now really deep into things. Because I’ve been a few weeks in getting this post out there, and because the material is deep in places, you may want to review: Part 1 – Installing Chef and importing cookbooks. Part 2 – Using Chef to bootstrap Razor Back with us? Ok! So, our current state
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Chef, Razor, OpenStack – Part 2

In the last post we talked about what it is we are building as well as built the Chef Server that will service the remainder of the environment. As before, this work is being done in conjunction with the upcoming updated release of the OpenStack Cookbook with Kevin Jackson. In this part we will cover
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Chef, Razor, OpenStack – Part 1

Automated OpenStack Installs you say? Build my own Private Cloud you say? DevOps, Hybrid, and the intercloud? Ok, so, now that we’ve scored buzzword bingo, what am I talking about? Edits in Mace-Windu After you get Chef going… Part 2 – Installing and configuring Razor with Chef: http://openstack.prov12n.com/chef-razor-openstack-part-2/ Part 3 – Bringing it all together, installing
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Working With Razor

First, some background on Razor: http://nickapedia.com/2012/05/21/lex-parsimoniae-cloud-provisioning-with-a-razor/ http://purevirtual.eu/2012/07/02/how-to-get-started-with-razor-and-puppet-part-1/ http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2012/05/how-to-deploy-esxi-5-using-razor-puppet.html Take the time to read those over, install it, work with it a bit in VMs or so, as this takes off with the assumption that you already have a working Razor installation. 1) Rebuilding the razor.ipxe file:razor config ipxe > /var/lib/tftpboot/razor.ipxe 2) Alternative DNSMASQ for chain
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