Re-provisioning nodes depending on the time of day

Registered by Julian Edwards on 2013-10-09

Consider the typical office where many workers leave for the day and leave their PCs switched on overnight. MAAS could re-provision these during non-office hours to use as another resource and then put them back as desktop machines in the morning before the workers arrive in the office.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Daniel Westervelt
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
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Scenario:
 Office workers go home and company needs to do a lot of overnight processing. Can make use of unsused nodes to handle the processing.

How?
Perhaps Landscape can reboot on a schedule. Node is already allocated in MAAS. Landscape script sets net boot on in MAAS and MAAS pxe boots to a node resource.

Issues:
Does MAAS Node write to the HD on the machine? If so how to restore old state? Hibernate from desktop?

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