Architectures

Architectures are one aspect of orcharhino’s provisioning setup. The architectures page can be accessed via the hosts menu:

Hosts > Architectures

Architectures are logical groupings of hosts with each host belonging to exactly one architecture. Adding architectures to orcharhino is required to provision hosts. Here, the term architecture refers to instruction set architectures like x86_64, i386, or sparc. Each entry in the following list of architectures represents a particular hardware architecture:

List of architectures
  • You can create a new architecture by clicking the Create Architecture button (1).

  • The list of architectures (2) displays all currently available architectures within orcharhino. Existing architectures can be edited by clicking their name.

  • The Delete button (3) allows you to delete an architecture from orcharhino.

Creating an Architecture

You can freely choose the name of the architecture and associate it with one or more operating systems as follows:

Creating an architecture
  • The Name field (1) should contain a unique and meaningful name, e.g. a conventional architecture shorthand like x86_64.

  • Any associated Operating Systems (2) should be capable of running on the architecture in question.

  • Clicking Submit (3) saves your changes to orcharhino.

If you have not yet added any operating systems to orcharhino, these associations can alternatively be added later via the operating systems page.

Editing an Architecture

Editing an architecture is essentially the same as creating an architecture, with the difference that fields will be prefilled with the settings of the architecture being edited.