Quattor system administration toolkit is a powerful set of tools for the automated installation, configuration, and management of clusters and clouds. It is developed as a community effort and provided as open-source software. Quattor was originally developed to manage grid cluster but now it is being used to manage multiple separate infrastructures spread across Europe.
In this talk we will present an overview of the new OpenNebula Quattor module developed by UGent team. We will explain how with this tool cloud administrators will be able to automate OpenNebula deployments and their cloud infrastructure including databases, Ceph backends and hypervisors. We will describe the technical details and the features included in the new module. We will also describe the OpenNebula Quattor automated installation infrastructure (AII). This framework is responsible for translating automatically the configuration parameters of a physical machine into installation instructions suitable to be used by an OpenNebula RPC endpoint to convert a “real” server into a VM appliance.
Álvaro Simón is a HPC System Administrator at Ghent University in Belgium. He has been involved in European Grid and Cloud projects since 2006 like EGEE or as task leader for EGI Federated Cloud. Currently he is working with UGent HPC team to deploy a new cloud infrastructure for Ghent University. He is also collaborating with Quattor system administration toolkit community developing the OpenNebula configuration module.