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Supported images availability and documentation

Reported by: lnevers@bbn.com Owned by: ricci@cs.utah.edu
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Description

On 2/26/12 10:55 PM, Robert Ricci wrote:

G.10. Document the default OS Version(s) supported and any known OS restrictions in an InstaGENI rack for bare-metal and VM nodes.

Okay, we will document this. My current plan is to provide default OS images for Ubuntu, CentOS, and FreeBSD. If you have any feedback from experimenters on which Linux distributions they would prefer, that would be helpful.

This ticket tracks the availability to experimenters of the above details:

  • The document, which captures supported OS and restrictions.
  • The "default" images mentioned, initially included

Note: According to listresources there is only one OS available, the "Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image" (urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops//FEDORA15-STD).

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by lnevers@bbn.com

This ticket will additionally track the documentation of the expected non-support for Microsoft Windows to experimenters.

On 2/28/12 11:19 AM, Niky Riga wrote:

HI Rob,

Thanks for the quick reply. Just to clarify you are not planning to provide any Windows OS image for the bare metal nodes, but sites that want to provide one for their rack are free to do so. Would you support them in making the ProtoGENI image, or they are on their own there as well?

Thanks, niky

Robert Ricci wrote:

This has been covered before: we are not planning to provide any Windows images ourselves. Sites that have a site license for Windows and would like to make their own images are free to do so

On 27 Feb 2012, at 9:39, Niky Riga wrote:

Is there any plan to support any Microsoft OS images, either in the bare-metal nodes or in the VMs?

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by lnevers@bbn.com

On 5/14/12 1:26 PM, Leigh Stoller wrote:

Note: According to listresources there is only one OS available, the "Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image"

I turned on the protogeni_export bit for the FBSD82-STD image. The centos image may take some time to get going on the rack ...

Lb>

Just checked list resources:

<disk_image description="FreeBSD 8.2 32-bit version" name="urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops:FBSD82-STD" os="FreeBSD" version="8.2"/>         
<disk_image default="true" description="Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image" name="urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops:FEDORA15-STD" os="Fedora" version="15"/>      
<disk_image default="true" description="Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image" name="urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops:FEDORA15-STD" os="Fedora" version="15"/>      
  1. Are there are other images planned?
  1. Is there a reason why FEDORA-15 is reported twice as "default=true" ?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by lnevers@bbn.com

On 5/14/12 2:10 PM, Leigh Stoller wrote:

  1. Are there are other images planned?

I just enabled UBUNTU11-64-STD ... this is probably all we plan to do at the moment, except for trying to get a more modern version of centos.

  1. Is there a reason why FEDORA-15 is reported twice as "default=true" ?

Not sure; a question for Jon ...

Lbs

The new image is visible in the listresources.

<disk_image description="FreeBSD 8.2 32-bit version" name="urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops:FBSD82-STD" os="FreeBSD" version="8.2"/>      
<disk_image default="true" description="Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image" name="urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops:FEDORA15-STD" os="Fedora" version="15"/>            
<disk_image description="Standard 64-bit Ubuntu 11 image" name="urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops:UBUNTU11-64-STD" os="Linux" version="11.04"/>       
<disk_image default="true" description="Standard 32-bit Fedora 15 image" name="urn:publicid:IDN+utah.geniracks.net+image+emulab-ops:FEDORA15-STD" os="Fedora" version="15"/>      

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by lnevers@bbn.com

In addition to MS Windows non-support documentation, this ticket will track the cleanup of the InstaGENI interface to verify that Windows references are removed.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by ricci@cs.utah.edu

Owner: changed from somebody to ricci@cs.utah.edu

We agree this is important, but will work on it after GEC14

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 7 years ago by lnevers@bbn.com

Replying to ricci@cs.utah.edu:

We agree this is important, but will work on it after GEC14

Revisiting the acceptance test case IG-EXP-1 and this ticket is associated with the test case. So checked every item noted in this ticket.

  1. Both GPO and Utah InstaGENI Advertisement RSpecs still show the default image twice.
  2. There still does not exist documentation for supported image.
  3. There is still not documentation that states that MS Windows is not supported.
  4. Old instances of "Windows" references could not be found.

Any updates?

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