DCIM

Introduction

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Configuration path

You could optionally specify configuration path for you Data Center objects, like Data Center Asset, Virtual Server or Cloud Host. This path could be later used as an input to the configuration management tool, like Puppet or Ansible.

First, you should define (hierarchy of) configuration modules (http://<YOU_RALPH_URL>/assets/configurationmodule/). You could store configuration modules in tree (using parent relation) to group multiple configurations. The tree structure could be used to reflect directories structure where you're storing your configuration files.

If you're using Puppet, configuration module could be directly mapped to Puppet module.

If you're using Ansible, use configuration module to group multiple configs.

Then you could add configuration classes (http://<YOUR_RALPH_URL>/assets/configurationclass/). This class will be later used to mark host that it's holding this configuration.

In case of Puppet, this maps directly to Puppet class.

For Ansible, this could be mapped to Playbook.

Finally, you could attach configuration to your host (Data Center Asset, Virtual Server etc.) using configuration path field. This could be used for administrators information only, but you could use this to automate you configuration management tool as well! Simply fetch configuration_path for host from Ralph's API and apply it in your tool.

You could use custom fields to set some variables passed to your configuration management tool. To show custom field under configuration_variables field in REST API, select use as configuration variable in its settings. See Custom fields section for more infromation.