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Puppet Partners with EMC on Open Source Razor

May 25, 2012, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Razor features include auto discovery for all hardware nodes, providing a real-time status update on hardware inventory. The system includes dynamic image selection that will leverage the auto-discovered hardware to select and deploy the correct operating system image needed for the bare metal server.

From an extensibility perspective, Razor has open APIs and a plug-in architecture that will enable it to be easily integrated with other tools. In terms of how servers are provisioned from bare metal with Razor, Kanies explained that there is a microkernel that is PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) booted on the bare metal.

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