Using a Lorax Composer image for provisioning

In orcharhino, you can integrate with Web Console to perform actions and monitor your hosts. Using Web Console, you can access Lorax Composer and build images that you can then upload to an HTTP server and use this image to provision hosts. When you configure orcharhino for image provisioning, Anaconda installer partitions disks, downloads and mounts the image and copies files over to a host. The preferred image type is TAR.

Ensure that your blueprint to build the TAR image includes a kernel package.

For more information about integrating Web Console with orcharhino, see Host Management and Monitoring Using Web Console in Managing Hosts.

  • An existing TAR image created using Lorax Composer.

  1. On orcharhino, create a custom product, add a custom file repository to this product, and upload the image to the repository. For more information, see Importing Individual ISO Images and Files in Managing Content.

  2. In the orcharhino management UI, navigate to Configure > Host Groups, and select the host group that you want to use.

  3. Click the Parameters tab, and then click Add Parameter.

  4. In the Name field, enter kickstart_liveimg.

  5. From the Type list, select string.

  6. In the Value field, enter the absolute path or a relative path in the following format custom/product/repository/image_name that points to the exact location where you store the image.

  7. Click Submit to save your changes.

You can use this image for bare-metal provisioning and provisioning using a compute resource. For more information about bare-metal provisioning, see Using PXE to Provision Hosts. For more information about provisioning with different compute resources, see the relevant chapter for the compute resource that you want to use.

The text and illustrations on this page are licensed by ATIX AG under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International ("CC BY-SA 4.0") license. This page also contains text from the official Foreman documentation which uses the same license ("CC BY-SA 4.0").