2019-09-21, 14:25–15:05, Cage
We will present Yomi, a new proposal for installing Linux using SaltStack. This installer is designed to be used in heterogeneous clusters, where you need a bit of intelligence during the installation and be integrated as one more step in the provisioning process.
Yomi is a new kind of installer for the [open]SUSE family based on SaltStack and independent of AutoYaST.
The goal of this project is to make the installation of Linux (currently openSUSE) when:
- You have a cluster of heterogeneous nodes (different profiles of memory, storage, CPU and network configurations)
- The installation needs to be unattended
- The installer needs to make decisions based on local profiles and external data
- The installation process needs to be integrated, as one step more, into a more complicated provisioning workflow.
The dependencies of Yomi are minimal, as only Salt and a very few CLI tools are required, which make it ideal to be deployed a booted from PXE Boot.