Digital Rebar Provision¶
simple, fast and open-ecosystem server provisioning that is API-driven.
DRP is designed to be a complete data center provisioning, content scaffolding and infrastructure workflow platform with a cloud native architecture that completely replaces Cobbler, Foreman, MaaS or similar technologies. DRP offers a single golang binary (less than 30MB) with no dependencies capable of installation on a laptop, RPi or switch supporting both bare metal and virtualized infrastructure.
- Platform Capabilities:
- API-driven infrastructure-as-code automation
- Multi-boot workflows using composable and reusable building blocks
- Event driven actions via Websockets API
- Extensible Plug-in Model for public, vendor and internal enhancements
- Dynamic Workflow Contexts (allows using APIs when agents cannot be run)
- Distributed Multi-Site Management
- Supports ALL orchestration tools including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Bosh, Terraform, etc
- Open Ecosystem Plugins:
- RAID, IPMI, and BIOS Configuration (via commercial plugins)
- Cloud-like pooling capabilities
- Classification engine for automated workflow
- High Availability modes (via commercial plugin)
Community Resources from https://rebar.digital¶
- Chat/messaging via the Digital Rebar
#communitychannel is our preferred communication method. If you do not have a Slack invite to our channel, you can Request a Slack Invite
- Issues and Features
- Full Documentation (Github /doc sources are updatable via pull request).
- Videos on the DR Provision Playlist provide both specific and general background information.
Install & Quick Start¶
We HIGHLY recommend using the
latest version of the documentation, as it contains the most up to date information. Use the version selector in the lower right corner of your browser.
Our Quick Start has fast play-with-it steps. Don’t worry, they are very simple and take 10 to 20 minutes. You can choose from stable or tip. Tip is the very bleeding edge of development.
Components & Extensions¶
Digital Rebar Provision is composable by design. Much of our advanced funtionality is exposed in Content Packages & Plugins that are added into the system as content and plugins which have documentation embedded in the extension.
Table of Contents¶
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- 1. Quick Start
- 2. Install
- 3. Environment Setup Instructions
- 4. Key Features
- 5. Server Architecture
- 6. Configuring the Server
- 7. Releases
- 8. Upgrade
- 9. Local UI Removed
- 10. Install Script Changed
- 11. Digital Rebar Provision Workflows
- 12. Deployment Options
- 13. Digital Rebar Provision Operations
- 14. OS Support
- 15. LinuxKit
- 16. User Interface (UI)
- 17. RackN Portal
- 18. Swagger UI
- 19. Digital Rebar Provision Command Line Interface (CLI)
- 20. Digital Rebar Provision API
- 21. Developer Environment
- 22. Developing the Command Line Interface (CLI)
- 23. Developing Plugins
- 24. Developing Documentation
- 25. FAQ / Troubleshooting
- 26. Architecture Reference
- 27. Content Packages & Plugins
- 28. Contributing to Digital Rebar Provision
- 29. Trademark
- 30. License
DigitalRebar Provision code is available from multiple authors under the Apache 2 license.
Digital Rebar Provision documentation is available from multiple authors under the Creative Commons license with Attribution.
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