Customization and deployment of Golden Image on compute modules

HPE OneView abstracts many aspects of a server configuration into server profiles and server profile templates.

A server profile can easily be associated with any compatible compute module. OS volumes are tied to server profiles and persist for the life of the server profile. Changing the OS deployment plan in the server profile results in redeployment.

A server profile template serves as a structural reference when creating a server profile. It provides a mechanism to store configurations for a server profile. Typically, you capture best-practice configurations in a server profile template, and then create and deploy server profiles.

All BIOS settings, network configuration, and connections to storage volumes are part of the server profile. To support server deployment using Image Streamer, we select the Deployment Plan as an attribute for the existing server profile. Based on the selected Deployment Plan, the specific deployment managers are invoked to process the deployment request. The Image Streamer appliance then extracts the details from the Deployment Plan and obtains the relevant Golden Image and associated OS Build Plan required for deployment. It then clones the Golden Image volume and applies the personalization information provided by the OS Build Plan to create an OS Volume. Image Streamer returns this OS volume to the server profile. Then the server profile associates this volume with the server and boots the compute module to complete the deployment process.

For more information on server profiles and server profile templates, see HPE OneView Help for HPE Synergy.