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README.md

Build Status

Project Hanlon (v3.0.1)

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/csc/Hanlon

Introduction

Project Hanlon is a power control, provisioning, and management application designed to deploy both bare-metal and virtual computer resources. Hanlon provides broker plugins for integration with third party such as Puppet.

Hanlon started its life as Razor so you may encounter links to original created-for-Razor content. The following links, for example, provide background info about the project:

Project Hanlon is versioned with semantic versioning, and we follow the precepts of that document.

How to Get Help

We really want Hanlon to be simple to contribute to, and to ensure that you can get started quickly. A big part of that is being available to help you figure out the right way to solve a problem, and to make sure you get up to speed quickly.

You can always reach out and ask for help by email or through the web on the hanlon-project@googlegroups.com mailing list. (membership is required to post.)

If you want to help improve Hanlon directly we have a fairly detailed CONTRIBUTING guide in the repository that you can use to understand how code gets in to the system, how the project runs, and how to make changes yourself.

We welcome contributions at all levels, including working strictly on our documentation, tests, or code contributions. We also welcome, and value, input about your experiences with Project Hanlon, and provisioning in general, on the mailing list as we discuss how the project might solve these sorts of problems.

Installation

Follow wiki documentation for Installation Overview

Project Committers

This is the official list of users with "committer" rights to the Hanlon project. For details on what that means, see the CONTRIBUTING guide in the repository.

Please reach out to opensource@csc.com if you have any questions about the project.

Hanlon MicroKernel

Hanlon uses an associated Hanlon-Microkernel instance to discover new nodes. Pre-build (Docker) images of the current Hanlon-Microkernel (v3.0.0) are officially available via DockerHub at cscdock/hanlon-microkernel. You can also find the original source code that went into this release in the releases area of the Hanlon-Microkernel project, here.

Finally, you can find more information on the Microkernel and on the process for building your own Microkernel images at the Hanlon MicroKernel project page:

https://github.com/csc/Hanlon-Microkernel

License

Project Hanlon is distributed under the Apache 2.0 license. See the LICENSE file for full details.

Reference

The following links contain useful information on the Hanlon (and Hanlon-Microkernel) projects as well as information on the new CSC Open Source Program:

Finally, these links provide an introduction to the original Razor project (and, given Hanlon's roots in the original Razor project, they may be of interest to those new to the Razor/Hanlon community):

  • The original Razor Overview posting: Nickapedia.com
  • A video of Nick Weaver's Razor Session from PuppetConf 2012: Youtube
  • The original posting by Nan Liu describing the first Puppet Labs Razor Module: Puppetlabs.com

Even though the Puppet Labs module described in the last link is no longer maintained, and even though it doesn't support Hanlon, we included it here because we felt that the information in that blog posting may provide useful to those who would like to develop a corresponding Hanlon module.