[CentOS] automated remote cloning

Wed Jan 5 08:35:36 UTC 2011
Natxo Asenjo <natxo.asenjo at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Kwan Lowe <kwan.lowe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 6:50 AM, Geoff Galitz <geoff at galitz.org> wrote:


>> Any pointers to good automated solutions?
> Do you use cfengine or puppet in your environment?  If you install the
> base packages via post installation scripts, you can use cfengine to
> layer on specific host identities (hostname, IP, configuration,
> packages, etc.).  With either of these tools you can import
> configurations from a running host and then layer them back to a new
> host.  There is some considerable setup to get it to that point, but
> lots of scripts available online so much of the work is done.

+1 on cfengine. (Kikckstart|Jumpstart|Fai) + cfengine = admin nirvana.

This also applies to puppet/chef/whatever. Just use management software.