[Crowbar] Some confusion/clarification needed on crowbar
drew.weaver at thenap.com
Wed Jul 25 15:00:41 CDT 2012
So Why aren't the R720 barclamps available to companies that have a large installation of R720s?
From: Kris_Applegate at Dell.com [mailto:Kris_Applegate at Dell.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:35 PM
To: keith.hudgins at enstratus.com; Drew Weaver
Cc: crowbar at lists.us.dell.com
Subject: RE: [Crowbar] Some confusion/clarification needed on crowbar
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:
I hope this helps. Thanks.
Solution Architect, Cloud Solutions
Dell | Dell Solution Centers
From: crowbar-bounces On Behalf Of Keith Hudgins
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:35 AM
To: Drew Weaver
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,
> 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.
> 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).
> 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.
> 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?
> I'm just trying to get openstack running to see what it's like.
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