Proposal: FreeIPA Role for Fedora Servers Using Cockpit

Simo Sorce simo at redhat.com
Tue Dec 10 14:25:26 UTC 2013


On Tue, 2013-12-10 at 15:06 +0100, Miloslav Trma─Ź wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at redhat.com> wrote:
> > http://sgallagh.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/proposal-freeipa-role-for-fedora-servers/
> 
> This seems like a nice installation path.  For a "featured role" I'd
> expect more than a nice installation, though:
> - Automatic integration to the machine-wide monitoring system (at the
> very least, answering "is it up?", ideally also some key metrics)
> - Automatic inclusion into the machine's backup regime, if any,
> including any possible special tasks (creating a consistent DB
> snapshot to be backed up, for example)
> - Integration into the machine's configuration system (e.g. reacting
> to networking setup changes?)

I would like it to see react as in preventing changes too where
necessary, many roles will break if you change the hostname for example,
but for a FreeIPA Server that acts as DNS server also changing the IP
address should be prevented to change unless you go through some special
procedure.

> 
> Also, the same installation functionality should be available for
> automated deployment methods (this is kind of weird for the One And
> Only IPA server, more necessary for any other role).

You are forgetting replicas :)

Simo.

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