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[…]

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[…]

[Razor] Suddenly, A Chef Broker

Which is a good thing, mind. A good friend of mine, the “Any Stacker” (blog, twitter) has been working on and has a functioning prototype for a Chef Broker in Razor (github link). As it gets a bit more functional, I’ll put together some videos on usage and the like. However, it looks like my[…]

Living with Razor Part 2

Spent last few weeks neck deep in Razor, and actually made my first pull request. Here are some other handy things for working with Razor daily. Most of these are handy for working with a larger number of nodes/policies/active models… as well, things get unwieldy past the first 10-15 nodes. Some of these will likely[…]

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[…]