simple, fast and open-ecosystem infrastructure automation with strong Infrastructure as Code (IaC) design.
Digital Rebar (aka DRP) is a RackN licensed-core platform with an open ecosystem suite of both licensed and open APLv2 components. The fourth generation platform provides a simple yet complete API-driven DHCP/PXE/TFTP provisioning and workflow system.
Digital Rebar Platform and Ecosystem are designed together to be a complete data center provisioning, content scaffolding and infrastructure workflow platform with a cloud native architecture that completely replaces Cobbler, Foreman, MaaS, Ironic or similar technologies. DRP offers a single golang binary (less than 30MB) with no dependencies capable of installation on a laptop, RPi or switch supporting both bare metal and virtualized infrastructure.
- Platform Capabilities:
- API-driven infrastructure-as-code automation
- Multi-boot workflows using composable and reusable building blocks
- Event driven actions via Websockets API
- Extensible Plug-in Model for public, vendor and internal enhancements
- Dynamic Workflow Contexts (allows using APIs when agents cannot be run)
- Distributed Multi-Site Management
- Integrated Secure Boot, SSO and Highly Available options.
- Supports ALL orchestration tools including Chef, Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack, Bosh, Terraform, etc
- Open Ecosystem Plugins:
- RAID, IPMI, Redfish, and BIOS Configuration
- Cloud-like pooling capabilities
- Classification engine for automated workflow
- Chat/messaging via the Digital Rebar
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- Issues and Features
- Full Documentation (Github /doc sources are updatable via pull request).
- Videos on the DR Provision Playlist provide both specific and general background information.
Install & Quick Start
Components & Extensions
Digital Rebar Provision is composable by design. Much of our advanced funtionality is exposed in :ref:`rs_content_packages` that are added into the system as content and plugins which have documentation embedded in the extension.
Table of Contents
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.. toctree:: :includehidden: :numbered: :maxdepth: 1 doc/install doc/environment doc/features doc/server doc/configuring doc/release doc/workflows doc/deployment doc/operation doc/high-availability doc/integrations doc/os-support doc/ux/portalux doc/cli doc/api doc/dev/dev-contributing doc/knowledge-base doc/arch doc/content-packages doc/rackn/license Trademark doc/fun-facts
Digital Rebar Server is proprietary licensed software available in compiled binary format from RackN Rebar.
Code for Digital Rebar client and many catalog componets is available from multiple authors under the Apache 2 license.
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