Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 800687
Distro schema needs to be expanded for native provisioning
Last modified: 2012-06-26 02:40:52 EDT
Beaker's database schema for representing distros needs to be expanded to store some details which currently live in Cobbler.
In particular, Beaker will need to know the location of distro repos and images (kernel/initrd). We will also need to support setting install options at the distro level (this is currently done directly in Cobbler).
It makes sense to introduce at the same time a new "layer" in the schema, which groups together all the arch-variant combinations for a particular distro. What Beaker currently refers to as a "distro" would become a "distro tree" (e.g. RHEL6.2 Server x86_64). All the "distro trees" for RHEL6.2 would be grouped together as the "distro" RHEL6.2.
After some discussion the proposed schema is as follows:
UNIQUE(distro_id, arch_id, variant)
distro_tree_lab_controller_map # this replaces distro_lab_controller_map
UNIQUE(distro_tree_id, lab_controller_id, url)
The new "distro tree" would be equivalent to "distros" in Beaker at present. Recipes would pick a distro tree, which is then provisioned. However in the web UI we would present "distros" to the user, with some new UI to display all the trees for each distro. Tags and install options would be set at the distro level. (We will probably need to support overriding install options at the distro_tree level as well.)
(In reply to comment #1)
For some reason my whitespace was ruined. Hopefully the meaning is still clear.
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Beaker 0.9.0 has been released.