Baremetal Installation of servers and blades?


#1

Can we do simple bare metal installation of any ISO (no virtualization) using Manage IQ ?


#2

Edit: my original text deleted. I missed read the subject.


#3

Hello all!

This question interests me! How do you provision bare-metal servers into ManageIQ?

Thank you!
Best regards
PM


#4

ManageIQ supports Foreman for bare metal provisioning: http://manageiq.org/docs/guides/architecture/providers_overview

This is not much documented, but you can find some how to’s with your favorite search engine. I had no chance to try any method yet.


#5

Hello Xian,

Yes! I have seen the documentation and I’m currently testing this integration with Foreman. But one concern I have is regarding performance monitoring and capacity utilization. As far as I know, I’m not quite sure if Foreman can monitor Baremetal resources and how do I integrate an already fully installed and in-use server in Foreman/ManageIQ to do this monitoring.

Does anyone have come across such a challenge? Is there any recommendation on how to do this monitoring?

Thank you in advance,
Best regards,
PM