[AusNOG] PXE boot with custom on the fly builds

Simon Lyall simon at darkmere.gen.nz
Thu Oct 28 11:31:02 EST 2010

On Thu, 28 Oct 2010, Peter Childs wrote:
> PXE + RedHat Kickstart scripts + cfengine in a prior life... when you have large qtys of boxes and need reproducible builds from
> bare metal in reasonable periods of time
> That was several years ago so another configuration management tool/tools may now exist (puppy?)

That would be "puppet" http://www.puppetlabs.com/

Best practice these says seems to be that since you are using config 
management to configure the box once it's live you should to the minimum 
in Kickstart.

Have a look at Spacewalk (free) and Satellite (paid) from redhat for some 
more end-to-end automation that ties them all togeather:


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