Proposal: FreeIPA Role for Fedora Servers Using Cockpit

Neil Thompson abraxislists at
Wed Dec 11 06:47:29 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 04:41:27PM +0100, Miloslav Trma─Ź wrote:
> The way I think about it, no, these would not be installable roles -
> there would be a basic infrastructure included in every Server install
> (whether that is a daemon or only a .d directory to drop configuration
> into is an implementation aspect); one would never decide to "install"
> machine-wide monitoring, it should be available for every system out
> of the box.


IMHO, this is the thing that can be a major differentiator for the Fedora
Server build - a tested, integrated infrastructure underlying the project
(or whatever it's currently called).

I know it's all supposed to be about choice, but as there isn't the staffing
available to support everything, we need to pick one configuration manager (hopefully
one that isn't written in ruby), one monitoring system, one messaging/notification
system, one backup system...etc, and integrate them into the base server and all
the roles (that word is getting a little overloaded, isn't it?) that we are going
to implement.

I feel that work done on that infrastructure up front will have a major impact on the
quality of the released product.  Is it possible that some of the fedora infrastructure
stuff can be used as a base?

Cheers! (Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew)


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