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Re: Bug#756521: ITP: kadeploy -- Scalable, efficient and reliable cluster provisioning solution

Hi Marc,

On 31/07/14 at 08:17 +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:02:40 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
> wrote:
> > Kadeploy is a scalable, efficient and reliable deployment system (cluster
> > provisioning solution) for cluster and grid computing. It provides a set of
> > tools for cloning, configuring (post installation) and managing cluster nodes.
> > It can deploy a 300-nodes cluster in a few minutes, and also supports
> > authorizing users to initiate their own nodes deployments (including with
> > concurrent deployments).
> What does it do better/differently than existing tools like FAM?

Which FAM are you talking about?
fam in Debian is 'File Alteration Monitor', which is unrelated. And
searches for 'FAM provisioning' and 'FAM deployment' did not bring up
anything relevant.

There's a discussion of other existing tools in section 6 of
http://hal.inria.fr/docs/00/71/06/38/PDF/RR-8002.pdf. One similar tool
that is already packaged in Debian is clonezilla. However, CloneZilla
targets smaller-scale installations: its authors usually use
classroom-like setups as examples. Another related tool is ironic (part
of OpenStack). Kadeploy has the advantage of being a standalone with
little dependencies on the rest of your infra, and uses different
mechanisms for broadcasting the data (AFAIK Ironic exposes the disk of
remote nodes using iSCSI).


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