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Bare-Metal Provisioning (Erl, Naserpour)

How can operating systems be remotely deployed on bare-metal servers?

Bare-Metal Provisioning

Problem

Both cloud providers and cloud consumers require the ability to remotely provision bare-metal servers. This process begins with the remote deployment of operating systems. However, establishing a remote connection for provisioning purposes is not possible without software being already installed on bare-metal servers.

Solution

Contemporary server features are utilized to install remote management support into the server ROM to establish the required remote bare-metal provisioning system.

Application

Specialized discovery and deployment agents can be utilized within the remote bare-metal provisioning system to locate and provision available bare-metal servers with operating systems dynamically.
Bare-Metal Provisioning: A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Bare-Metal Provisioning pattern (Part I).

A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Bare-Metal Provisioning pattern (Part I).

Bare-Metal Provisioning: A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Bare-Metal Provisioning pattern (Part II).

A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Bare-Metal Provisioning pattern (Part II).

NIST Reference Architecture Mapping

This pattern relates to the highlighted parts of the NIST reference architecture, as follows:

Bare-Metal Provisioning: NIST Reference Architecture Mapping
Bare-Metal Provisioning: NIST Reference Architecture Mapping
CCP Module 4: Fundamental Cloud Architecture

This mechanism is covered in CCP Module 4: Fundamental Cloud Architecture.

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Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture

This cloud computing mechanism is covered in:

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture by Thomas Erl, Zaigham Mahmood,
Ricardo Puttini

(ISBN: 9780133387520, Hardcover, 260+ Illustrations, 528 pages)

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