Server Flavors [Was: Re: Platform vs Product [Was: Re: Moving w3m out of standard]]
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Tue Jun 24 00:35:08 UTC 2008
On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 19:10:27 -0500 "Dustin Kirkland"
<kirkland at canonical.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:55 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>
>> 3. Provide a way to scalably provide a lot of different configurations
>> many specific use cases that doesn't require much additional
>> and sysadmin time. I've proposed a spec for one approach to move in this
>I really like the idea of "canned" server flavors!
>Unique CD's per install (as stated in the blueprint), I think, might
>get unwieldy, with perhaps dozens of new server CD's per architecture.
> This is where the hypothetical hosted, vm image builder discussed at
>UDS might be nice. Fill in a few form values, get a coffee, come back
>and download your new server image. Perhaps more scalable than unique
>iso for every combination dreamable.
Although the spec is written in terms of a new install/ISO, the FAI
configuration step could also be done on top of an existing base install.
I should make the explicit in the spec.
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