[Crowbar] Some confusion/clarification needed on crowbar

Kris_Applegate at Dell.com Kris_Applegate at Dell.com
Wed Jul 25 14:35:11 CDT 2012


Keith is correct, all builds (both the open source and the one that include the Dell barclamps) run just great in VMs (both Workstation/Fusion and ESXi 5). The only difference in the two builds is the inclusion of the BIOS, RAID, and BMC configuration barclamps for Dell C Series and R720 platforms. If you're deploying in VMs, then these features aren't needed, and you should be all set. I'd recommend grabbing the Essex ISO from Rob's repository here:
http://crowbar.zehicle.com/

I hope this helps. Thanks. 


Kris Applegate
Solution Architect, Cloud Solutions
Dell | Dell Solution Centers

-----Original Message-----
From: crowbar-bounces On Behalf Of Keith Hudgins
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:35 AM
To: Drew Weaver
Cc: crowbar
Subject: Re: [Crowbar] Some confusion/clarification needed on crowbar

Not sure what problems you were running into, but I run crowbar + openstack on VMs under VMWare Fusion on a regular basis. It does work.
Respond back with the issues you run into and we'll see what we can do to help.

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 5:01 AM, Drew Weaver <drew.weaver at thenap.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
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> About 30 days ago I became interested in looking at crowbar because I 
> am an automation fanatic, everything I read about it sounded fantastic 
> so I wanted to check it out.
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> I tried deploying it on virtual machines running on a VMWare ESXI 
> server and it didn't work. (The interface wouldn't load and had some 
> error with a goofy cartoon character on it).
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> Recently, I was at HostingCon in Boston and Dell DCS had a booth 
> there, I was talking to one of those guys about Crowbar and he said it 
> won't work unless I get proprietary barclamps from Dell. It doesn't 
> really say anything about that in any of the installation instructions.
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> I am going to try and deploy it again on Physical hardware, this time 
> it will most likely be random 11gen dell poweredge servers, should it 
> work out of the box or will it not work because I need proprietary and 
> non-available barclamps?
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> I'm just trying to get openstack running to see what it's like.
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> Thanks!
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> -Drew
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