Whats a Crowbar barclamp?
If you haven’t heard of project Crowbar it’s a software framework developed at Dell that started out as an installation tool for OpenStack. As the project grew beyond installation to include monitoring capabilities, network discovery, performance data gathering etc., the developers behind it, Rob Hirschfeld and Greg Althaus, decided to rewrite it to allow modules to plug into the basic Crowbar functionality. These modules or “barclamps” allow the framework to be used by a variety of projects. Besides the OpenStack and Hadoop barclamps written by Dell, VMware created a Cloud Foundry barclamp and DreamHost created a Ceph barclamp.
To help you get your bearings
As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, the code for the Hadoop barclamp is now available. To help you get started, below are a couple of videos that Rob put together. The first walks you through how to install Crowbar and the second one explains how to use Crowbar to deploy Hadoop.
- How to create a Basic or Advanced Crowbar build for Hadoop
- THIS JUST IN: Dell Open Sources Hadoop Barclamps for Crowbar
Pau for now…