CloudBoot functionality is a method of compute resource installation without the presence of a local disk or other local storage utilizing the PXE and DHCP servers. In other words, CloudBoot refers to the type of compute resource that is booted from an image generally hosted on the Control Panel server.
This allows users to both lower their hardware requirements on the compute resources (no local storage is required to boot a compute resource) and make the process of adding new compute resources to the cloud more efficient:
- No manual admin work required to boot compute resources
- No local storage needed to boot compute resources
- Self-discovery of new compute resources added to the cloud
- Ability to move compute resources quickly between zones
CloudBoot compute resources are required for the use of OnApp Integrated Storage.
This section lists different issues related to CloudBoot compute resources and provides step-by-step resolutions.