[CentOS-devel] Wider conversation around process and delivery for the Cloud SIG

Fri Jan 24 17:47:00 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM, David Nalley <david at gnsa.us> wrote:
> I personally don't see a huge benefit from just using the CentOS yum
> repos. Yum repos are effectively a commodity; and you aren't getting
> away from reading documentation to get going regardless of platform,
> so enabling a CentOS-hosted repo over a CloudStack-hosted repo doesn't
> really gain me much.

Yes, I've always thought that once you get to the point of having a
live network connection, a VM should be indistinguishable from
hardware and managed the same way from the OS perspective.  Maybe the
images could be minimal but pre-seeded with puppet/chef/salt agents
and the rest of the special-purpose tooling can be a recipe/state that
tells yum to install a list of packages and tweaks the configs if
needed.   The salt-minion is able to run standalone if
desired/necessary so that might be a starting point for more
complicated setups in a way that would work across different cloud
infrastructures as well as standalone hardware.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com