[wildfly-dev] Customizing a provisioned server
Eduardo Sant´Ana da Silva
eduardo.santanadasilva at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 06:26:26 EDT 2014
Here is some threads about the provisioning discussion:
2014-09-04 7:15 GMT-03:00 Thomas Heute <theute at redhat.com>:
> I would need to provision Wildfly remotely with something like JON or
> Fabric8 for instance, the CLI would not work for that if I understand
> REST-ish API would work better I think (I guess option 3 covers that),
> Fabric8 preference would likely be option 1 though (note that in this
> usecase the end-user doesn't really touch the XML files, he's using a tool)
> BTW: I completely missed the discussion about provisioning tool until
> this email so please forgive my ignorance. If there is a document or
> email thread that would help me catch up I would love to have a look.
> On 09/04/2014 06:16 AM, Stuart Douglas wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Work on the provisioning tool is now well underway, so I would like to
> > revisit something I mentioned in my original email, which is allowing
> > the provisioning tool to customize a provisioned server.
> > I think there are a few options here, some more palatable than others.
> > In no particular order:
> > 1) Customize the XML directly
> > Using this approach we would just directly customize the XML
> > configuration files. This would basically require the use of XSLT
> > (yuck), or require us to basically invent our own version of XSLT (even
> > more yuck). Even though this approach will work, and will be fairly easy
> > to implement, I think it would really suck from an end-user point of
> > view, and I think we should discount it.
> > 2) Allow the user to provide CLI commands to customise the server
> > This is by far my favorite approach. The provisioning file would just
> > contain a list of CLI commands, and would execute them in order. I think
> > this is by far the most intuitive, and the CLI is well documented.
> > 3) Allow the user to provide DMR operations to customize the server
> > Similar to 2, but allow the user to provide DMR or JSON operations to
> > customize the server. I think this is not nearly as nice as 2, as users
> > are much more likely to be familiar with the CLI rather than DMR.
> > I think 2 is by far the best approach, however it does open up the
> > question of how and when to execute the operations. I think the easiest
> > way to do this would be to just start the server in admin only mode on a
> > custom port (so it will not interfere with any existing running Wildfly
> > instances), and just execute the CLI commands in admin only mode.
> > Does this all sound reasonable?
> > Stuart
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Eduardo Sant'Ana da Silva - Dr.
Pesquisador / Consultor de TI
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