What is Crowbar?
OpenCrowbar (aka Crowbar v2) is an open source DevOps-based physical provisioning framework. It is hardware, operating system and config. manager agnostic. The v2 design uses a “simulated annealing” orchestration approach that can manage both in-band (using SSH) and out-of-band (using APIs) actions.
Although focused exclusively on OpenStack, Crowbar v1 is still in active development as of May 2014. Crowbar v2 was forked from Crowbar in January 2014 to allow cleanup and simplification of the repo structure.
The objective of both Crowbar versions is to provision physical infrastructure to a “ready state.“
For more search for Crowbar tagged posts on this blog.
Online Community Resources
- Github: https://github.com/opencrowbar (version 1 is http://crowbar.github.io)
- Sign up for the group / mail list: Group Groups OpenCrowbar
- Hang out with us on IRC: Freenode channel #crowbar
- File Defects or Create Features: Github Issues
Online meetings, backgrounders and tutorials (see my Youtube Channel) to help you get started quickly/