SAN boot and dynamic auto-configuration?

aarcane

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Is it possible at this time to configure a proxmox cluster such that a host machine can boot over the SAN (iSCSI or NFS) using a genericized, Read Only image, then once it boots, it gets its identity information via DHCP or TFTP or similar to know its hostname and any other essentials, then it automatically joins a configured cluster, creating it if for some reason it's the first machine in the cluster, and then starts running VMs pursuant to the cluster configuration?
 

LnxBil

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Is it possible at this time to configure a proxmox cluster such that a host machine can boot over the SAN (iSCSI or NFS) using a genericized, Read Only image, then once it boots, it gets its identity information via DHCP or TFTP or similar to know its hostname and any other essentials, then it automatically joins a configured cluster, creating it if for some reason it's the first machine in the cluster, and then starts running VMs pursuant to the cluster configuration?
Short answer: no.

Longer answer: I will not say it is impossible, but nothing out-of-the-box. You will have to script everything along the way.
 

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