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what's the difference `provisions` and `deploys`?

asked 2019-10-21 01:58:36 -0500

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When I read this ironic document:

ironic-conductor Adds/edits/deletes nodes; powers on/off nodes with IPMI or other vendor-specific protocol; provisions/deploys/cleans bare metal nodes.

ironic-conductor uses :doc:drivers </install/enabling-drivers> to execute operations on hardware.

I have a question about what's the difference provisions and deploys.

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answered 2019-10-21 07:05:32 -0500

AFAIK, Provisioning means arranging for resources while deployment means deploying the machines on provisioned resources. So these can/are often used interchangeably.

An analogy to explain it in a better way can be the server is provisioned and the VM is deployed on top of the provisioned server.

In the context of Ironic since it provisions bare metal servers and then any image can be deployed on those servers.

I hope this helps !!

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