OpenCrowbar Drill release (will likely become v2.3) is wrapping up in the next few weeks and it’s been amazing to watch the RackN team validate our designs by pumping out workloads and API integrations (list below).
I’ve posted about the acceleration from having a ready state operations base and we’re proving that out. Having an automated platform is critical for metal deployment because there is substantial tuning and iteration needed to complete installations in the field.
Getting software setup once is not a victory: that’s called a snowflake
Real success is tearing it down and having work the second, third and nth times. That’s because scale ops is not about being able to install platforms. It’s about operationalizing them.
Integration: the difference between install and operationalization.
When we build a workload, we are able to build up the environment one layer at a time. For OpenCrowbar, that starts with a hardware inventory and…