Seventh International Conference on Networking pages:594-601
International Conference on Networking edition:7 location:Cancun, Mexico date:April 13-18, 2008
Managing large computing infrastructures in a reliable
and efficient way requires system configuration tools which
accept higher-level specifications. This paper describes an
interface between the established configuration tool LCFG,
and the experimental configuration tool PoDIM. The com-
bined system is used to generate explicit real-world con-
figurations from high-level, constraint-based specifications.
The concept is validated using live data from a large pro-
duction installation. This demonstrates that a loosely-
coupled, multi-layer approach can be used to construct con-
figuration tools which translate high-level requirements into
deployable production configurations.