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Feature #995

We should have a logical way to group servers

Added by Jeff Palmer almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

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External Nodes
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Description

Many of us have servers across multiple datacenters, or have some other need for logical server grouping.

If I have a thousand servers in 25 data centers, chances are high that a lot of the parameters I want to pass to those servers are common to all of the servers in that datacenter.

For example: resolve.conf, ntp.conf, the subnet and gateway, and other assorted parameters could be the same among all of the servers in this facility.

Rather than having to define all of these parameters at the node level, we should be able to apply them once, at a "server group" level.

Currently, processing of paramaters occurs as such: global param > node param (where the node paramater overrides the global)

I'd like to see the processing be as such: global param > servergroup param > node param

History

#1 Updated by Jeff Palmer almost 8 years ago

This would allow us to define a common parameter, without having to set 30 params repeatedly across each of 100 or 500 nodes)

#2 Updated by Ohad Levy almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Hi Jeff,

I'm not sure I follow.. this is supported within foreman from the very beginning... did you read External_Nodes

#3 Updated by Ohad Levy almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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