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Then light virtualisation began its time with software like
[[!uml]] and OpenVZ. All of sudden somebody propagated the buzzword
cloud and with it the use of virtualisation spread. And with it the
cloud and with it the use of virtualisation spread, as well as the
problem I am adressing in this article:
## Virtualisation is treated differently to hardware
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What about their IP addresses? Where to store, define and assign them?
What are the virtual properties of the VM? How many disks, how much memory and
how many cpu (cores) are utilised?
So to solve these problems tools like
[libvirt](http://www.libvirt.org) or [openstack](https://www.openstack.org/)
are deployed. Problem solved?
To solve these problems, specialised tools like
[[!libvirt]], [![openstack]] and many other are deployed.
Problem solved?
## Problem invented: (D)RY
Interestingly, au contraire de common belief, with inventing tools specific to
virtualisation management, new problems were in the sysadmin world have been
created: The domain specific tools can only be used for management of VMs
virtualisation management, new problems have been created:
The domain specific tools can only be used for management of VMs
(sic!) and thus require the sysadmin to learn a new tool with different
characteristics from existing tools to manage hardware (I am excluding the effort to run
and maintain a second tool, because I assume in a automated environment this is negligible).
You may claim that virtual machines are different from hardware, but ...
So instead of using the existing tools, the [[!dry]] was violated.
You may claim that virtual machines are different from hardware and thus require
a different utility, but ...
## ... Virtual machines are made to closely resemble hardare
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Some of you may now be wondering, ...
## ... How to treat VMs and hardware the same
In my opinion (I believe in the [[!kiss]]), managing large scale infrastructures can be as easy

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* [[!shortcut name=foss desc="FOSS" url="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_Open_Source_Software"]]
* [[!shortcut name=cdistexamples desc="cdist examples" url="https://github.com/ungleich/cdist-examples"]]
* [[!shortcut name=unixphilosophy desc="UNIX philosophy" url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy"]]
* [[!shortcut name=libvirt desc="libvirt" url="http://www.libvirt.org"]]
* [[!shortcut name=openstack desc="openstack" url="https://www.openstack.org/"]]
* [[!shortcut name=dry desc="DRY principle" url="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_repeat_yourself"]]