F21 System Wide Change: Framework for Server Role Deployment

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Wed Apr 9 20:02:30 UTC 2014

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On 04/09/2014 05:54 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2014, at 9:48 PM, William Brown <william at firstyear.id.au 
> <mailto: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 <mailto: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.

I've made some changes to the "Detailed Description" and
"Documentation" sections of the Change proposal to link to relevant
information. Some of the detailed pieces (like the API design) are
still being worked out and currently have no design page. I hope to
have that complete in two weeks.
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