Work on 2014-07-04
Investigating how to build authentic testing hosts that look and act just like Nodepool does.
When Nodepool is updating base images, it copies all files found at
Each base image type, defined in Nodepool’s YAML configuration file, includes a setup attribute that matches one of the scripts. The matching script is executed in an environment that includes any NODEPOOL_ variables present in the Nodepol daemon’s environment. From all that I’ve seen, this typically only includes NODEPOOL_SSH_KEY. (See jenkins_dev.pp)
So to build replica nodes for personal use, I should just need to copy the scripts to /opt/nodepool-scripts and execute the right one in my packer provisioning configuration.