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Optimising performance in a provisioning pool through configurable optimal distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000216316D
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-29

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Abstract

Suggested in this article is a method of improving the agility of a Provisioning system by allowing pool administrators to specify a "common distribution" of OS/Architecture combinations in their pool, as well as a schedule for automated actions to take place on their pool. These "automated actions" amount to installing Operating Systems on non-provisioned resources in the pool that bring the current OS/Architecture distribution in the pool as close as possible to the "common distribution" that was configured by the administrator.