[CentOS] best practice: how to setup a central "network installation server"?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 17:46:15 UTC 2010


On 2/19/2010 11:33 AM, Ausmus, Matt wrote:
> If you want to invest a little extra time you can install Spacewalk (the
> open source version of Red Hat's Satellite) which has Cobbler built into
> it plus it provides centralized management of your devices both for
> monitoring services as well as being able to deploy config files,
> updates , etc.  It provides a nice clean interface for Cobbler and it is
> fully integrated into it.
>
> Installing just Cobbler is definitely the quick way to get this going
> but taking the time to deploy Spacewalk (especially if you manage lots
> of servers) is worth the effort.  We've been running it for less than a
> year and we're very happy with it.

Does it give you a way to add additional things to boot?  That is, could 
you patch in the clonezilla boot that drbl has for the times you want 
image copies while still using its native facilities for Centos targets?

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com



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