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This repository hosts

  • The scripts needed to create the ISO of the Open-DAI project.
  • The scripts used during the installation to do the initial configurations.

ISO generation

There are two folder to be able to generate the Open-DAI master machine and the Open-DAI node machine. These ISO images will be imported into the CloudStack environment to be used as "template" to create the new VMs and to recreate the Open-DAI environment as explained in the dedicated page to the project web site The project started with a CentOS 6.5 minimal.

Steps taken to generate the ISO from the kickstarter file are as follow:

Create a directory to mount your source.

mkdir /tmp/mntiso

Loop mount the source ISO you are modifying. (Download from Red Hat / CentOS.)

mount -o loop /path/to/centos.iso /tmp/mntiso

Create a working directory for your customized media.

mkdir /tmp/isobuild

Copy the source media to the working directory.

cd /tmp/isobuild
rsync -av /tmp/mntiso/ .

Unmount the source ISO and remove the directory.

umount /tmp/mntiso && rmdir /tmp/mntiso

Now we cleanup some stuff

find . -name TRANS.TBL -exec rm -f {} \; -print

Add any package you want to add in the ISO

Prepare the comps.xml file

cd repodata
mv 34bae2d3c9c78e04ed2429923bc095005af1b166d1a354422c4c04274bae0f59-c6-minimal-x86_64.xml comps.xml
ls | grep -v comps.xml | xargs rm -rf

Recreate the repos

cd /tmp/isobuild
export discinfo=$(head -1 .discinfo)
createrepo -u "media://$discinfo" -g repodata/comps.xml /tmp/isobuild

Now add the kickstart taken from here

cd /tmp/isobuild
mkdir ks
cp /path/to/master/ks.cfg ks.cfg

Inside the isolinux directory is a file named “isolinux.cfg”, edit it and change as follows

append initrd=initrd.img
append initrd=initrd.img ks=cdrom:/ks/ks.cfg

Create the ISO

cd /tmp/isobuild
mkisofs -r -R -J -T -v -no-emul-boot \
-boot-load-size 4 \
-boot-info-table \
-V "CentOS 6.5 x86_64 Open-DAI Master" \
-A "CentOS 6.5 x86_64 Custom - 2014/04/21" \
-b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
-c isolinux/ \
-x "lost+found" \
--joliet-long \
-o CentOS-6.5-x86_64-Odai-Master .

implantisomd5 CentOS-6.5-x86_64-Odai-Master

Installation flow

As can be seen in the kickstarter files at some point it download the configuration script for the appropriate machine that will be executed at first boot. In this way is possible to customize and modify the first configuration by just modifying the script in GitHub without having to generate a new ISO image or to import something new in the cloud environment.

curl -L >> /root/

This file will be executed only at the first boot of the machine and will:

  • for the Master machine
    • setup some basic packages
    • setup Puppet and all the needed software (PuppetDB, the PostgreSQL, Apache the console etc.
  • for the node machine
    • setup some basic packages
    • setup the puppet agent


The stuff needed to generate the ISOs of the project and the scripts for initial configuration




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