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Bare-Metal Provisioning (Erl, Naserpour)
How can operating systems be remotely deployed on bare-metal servers?
Both cloud providers and cloud consumers require the ability to remotely provision bare-metal servers. This process begins with the remote deployment of operating systems. However, establishing a remote connection for provisioning purposes is not possible without software being already installed on bare-metal servers.
Contemporary server features are utilized to install remote management support into the server ROM to establish the required remote bare-metal provisioning system.
Specialized discovery and deployment agents can be utilized within the remote bare-metal provisioning system to locate and provision available bare-metal servers with operating systems dynamically.
Burst In, Burst Out to Private Cloud, Burst Out to Public Cloud, Cloud Authentication, Cloud Balancing, Elastic Environment, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Isolated Trust Boundary, Multitenant Environment, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Resilient Environment, Resource Workload Management, Secure Burst Out to Private Cloud/Public Cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Bare-Metal Provisioning pattern (Part I).
A sample cloud architecture resulting from the application of the Bare-Metal Provisioning pattern (Part II).
NIST Reference Architecture Mapping
This pattern relates to the highlighted parts of the NIST reference architecture, as follows: