Foreman new host "Domain" field

Hello!

I've just installed Foreman my first time on VMware Workstation (used
ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as a host).
DHCP server installed on the other host.
Everything looks good, Foreman host gets IP from dhcp server, I'm able to
connect to Foreman GUI via my browser.
There is no DNS server In my virtual network (only dhcp).
Now I want to install bare metal ubuntu-server on the third virtual host in
the same virtual network.
When I click Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab in General Settings I see
"Domain" field marked with a star (means compulsory, right?).
What I have to do if I don't have DNS server (domain) in my network? Any
text in the field allowed?

The official Foreman site explains installation process quite well, but I
wasn't able to find detailed explanation of each Tab and fields in Foreman
GUI.

Could smbdy give me a link to a good page to start with Foreman?

Thank you

You don't /need/ a DNS server for this, you could add any domain that
you want to use as part of the FQDN (e.g. example.com). Though you'll
probably find many other things fail, such as contact to the Foreman
server to download the preseed, since that'll use a hostname by default.

It'll probably be tricky to get a complete provisioning setup working
well without DNS, you'll need to edit a number of templates. You may
want to look at "dnsmasq" or similar as a quick & easy way to set up a
DNS server.

··· On 15/10/14 19:20, Vassiliy Vins wrote: > Hello! > > I've just installed Foreman my first time on VMware Workstation (used > ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as a host). > DHCP server installed on the other host. > Everything looks good, Foreman host gets IP from dhcp server, I'm able > to connect to Foreman GUI via my browser. > There is no DNS server In my virtual network (only dhcp). > Now I want to install bare metal ubuntu-server on the third virtual host > in the same virtual network. > When I click Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab in General Settings I see > "Domain" field marked with a star (means compulsory, right?). > What I have to do if I don't have DNS server (domain) in my network? Any > text in the field allowed?


Dominic Cleal
Red Hat Engineering

Thank you, Dominic for your answer.
But another question comes from it.
We don't have and will never have a dns server on our production site.
I want to install Foreman with puppet on my laptop and be able to deploy
bare metal OS's (CentOS and Ubuntu)
and some additional packages on site servers.

The question is - can I use somehow google dns in this case? or smth like
OpenDNS?

and one more question - Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab the field MAC
address - is it MAC address of Foreman host?

··· On 16 October 2014 02:15, Dominic Cleal wrote:

On 15/10/14 19:20, Vassiliy Vins wrote:

Hello!

I’ve just installed Foreman my first time on VMware Workstation (used
ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as a host).
DHCP server installed on the other host.
Everything looks good, Foreman host gets IP from dhcp server, I’m able
to connect to Foreman GUI via my browser.
There is no DNS server In my virtual network (only dhcp).
Now I want to install bare metal ubuntu-server on the third virtual host
in the same virtual network.
When I click Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab in General Settings I see
"Domain" field marked with a star (means compulsory, right?).
What I have to do if I don’t have DNS server (domain) in my network? Any
text in the field allowed?

You don’t /need/ a DNS server for this, you could add any domain that
you want to use as part of the FQDN (e.g. example.com). Though you’ll
probably find many other things fail, such as contact to the Foreman
server to download the preseed, since that’ll use a hostname by default.

It’ll probably be tricky to get a complete provisioning setup working
well without DNS, you’ll need to edit a number of templates. You may
want to look at “dnsmasq” or similar as a quick & easy way to set up a
DNS server.


Dominic Cleal
Red Hat Engineering


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As for the production site question, you can install foreman with its DNS
and DHCP and use to deploy your baremetal servers.
Keep in mind that unless you specified differently, your production servers
will not be using the foreman dns/dhcp as these are just used for foreman
to manage the builds.

IB

··· On Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:14:44 PM UTC-4, Vassiliy Vins wrote: > > Thank you, Dominic for your answer. > But another question comes from it. > We don't have and will never have a dns server on our production site. > I want to install Foreman with puppet on my laptop and be able to deploy > bare metal OS's (CentOS and Ubuntu) > and some additional packages on site servers. > > The question is - can I use somehow google dns in this case? or smth like > OpenDNS? > > and one more question - Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab the field MAC > address - is it MAC address of Foreman host? > > > > On 16 October 2014 02:15, Dominic Cleal <dcle...@redhat.com > > wrote: > >> On 15/10/14 19:20, Vassiliy Vins wrote: >> > Hello! >> > >> > I've just installed Foreman my first time on VMware Workstation (used >> > ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as a host). >> > DHCP server installed on the other host. >> > Everything looks good, Foreman host gets IP from dhcp server, I'm able >> > to connect to Foreman GUI via my browser. >> > There is no DNS server In my virtual network (only dhcp). >> > Now I want to install bare metal ubuntu-server on the third virtual host >> > in the same virtual network. >> > When I click Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab in General Settings I see >> > "Domain" field marked with a star (means compulsory, right?). >> > What I have to do if I don't have DNS server (domain) in my network? Any >> > text in the field allowed? >> >> You don't /need/ a DNS server for this, you could add any domain that >> you want to use as part of the FQDN (e.g. example.com). Though you'll >> probably find many other things fail, such as contact to the Foreman >> server to download the preseed, since that'll use a hostname by default. >> >> It'll probably be tricky to get a complete provisioning setup working >> well without DNS, you'll need to edit a number of templates. You may >> want to look at "dnsmasq" or similar as a quick & easy way to set up a >> DNS server. >> >> -- >> Dominic Cleal >> Red Hat Engineering >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to a topic in the >> Google Groups "Foreman users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this topic, visit >> https://groups.google.com/d/topic/foreman-users/oFrV10HUZNw/unsubscribe. >> To unsubscribe from this group and all its topics, send an email to >> foreman-user...@googlegroups.com . >> To post to this group, send email to forema...@googlegroups.com >> . >> Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/foreman-users. >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >

Thank you, Ignacio

··· On 16 October 2014 12:53, Ignacio Bravo wrote:

As for the production site question, you can install foreman with its DNS
and DHCP and use to deploy your baremetal servers.
Keep in mind that unless you specified differently, your production
servers will not be using the foreman dns/dhcp as these are just used for
foreman to manage the builds.

IB

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:14:44 PM UTC-4, Vassiliy Vins wrote:

Thank you, Dominic for your answer.
But another question comes from it.
We don’t have and will never have a dns server on our production site.
I want to install Foreman with puppet on my laptop and be able to deploy
bare metal OS’s (CentOS and Ubuntu)
and some additional packages on site servers.

The question is - can I use somehow google dns in this case? or smth
like OpenDNS?

and one more question - Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab the field MAC
address - is it MAC address of Foreman host?

On 16 October 2014 02:15, Dominic Cleal dcle...@redhat.com wrote:

On 15/10/14 19:20, Vassiliy Vins wrote:

Hello!

I’ve just installed Foreman my first time on VMware Workstation (used
ubuntu server 14.04 LTS as a host).
DHCP server installed on the other host.
Everything looks good, Foreman host gets IP from dhcp server, I’m able
to connect to Foreman GUI via my browser.
There is no DNS server In my virtual network (only dhcp).
Now I want to install bare metal ubuntu-server on the third virtual
host
in the same virtual network.
When I click Hosts -> New Host -> Network Tab in General Settings I see
"Domain" field marked with a star (means compulsory, right?).
What I have to do if I don’t have DNS server (domain) in my network?
Any
text in the field allowed?

You don’t /need/ a DNS server for this, you could add any domain that
you want to use as part of the FQDN (e.g. example.com). Though you’ll
probably find many other things fail, such as contact to the Foreman
server to download the preseed, since that’ll use a hostname by default.

It’ll probably be tricky to get a complete provisioning setup working
well without DNS, you’ll need to edit a number of templates. You may
want to look at “dnsmasq” or similar as a quick & easy way to set up a
DNS server.


Dominic Cleal
Red Hat Engineering


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