F21 System Wide Change: Framework for Server Role Deployment

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Wed Apr 9 09:54:07 UTC 2014

> On Apr 8, 2014, at 9:48 PM, William Brown <william at firstyear.id.au> wrote:
>>>> == Detailed Description == A new D-Bus service will be made
>>>> available, exposing available server roles, making it possible to
>>>> deploy, configure and manage them. Appropriate functionality will
>>>> also be exposed as a command-line utility.
>>> What does it mean to "deploy, configure, and manage" a server
>>> role? Nothing and everything fits this whole description.
>> Installation, setup of mandatory data, running of the necessary
>> services, opening of the necessary ports, easy view of overall health
>> of the services and gathering of backup sets.
> I'd like a bit more about this, especially the opening of ports (What
> about ip ranges?) and the "gathering of backup sets" and what that
> implies or how it's triggered.
> What additionally, counts as a "server role" in this case? Or are these
> not completely filled out yet? IE a network router is certainly a server
> role, but does it come under this case? 

Most of these questions are answered here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Server/Product_Requirements_Document and many of the implementation details have been discussed on the server at lists.fp.o, but I certainly agree that we need to gather those details on a wiki page and link that and the PRD from this Change Proposal. I will look into doing this today.
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