[AusNOG] PXE boot with custom on the fly builds
ausnog at studio442.com.au
Thu Oct 28 12:26:33 EST 2010
On 28/10/10 11:23, Bradley Falzon wrote:
> (On what Peter just said, I still prefer cfengine (C vs Python) - but
> Puppet and Chef have both had some pretty good reviews).
Puppet is of course Ruby. Which brings along all the massive *FAIL* of
Rails, but other bits make up for it.
> But ultimately, you could shortcut a lot of this using VMWare vSphere
> Clone tools (Supports Windows and Linux). We tested it briefly with
> CentOS, and VMWare allowed us to clone an template, then during
> deployment from within VMWare, we are asked which IP to configure the
> guest with. This obviously requires VMWare and it's infrastructure
> (VirtualCentre Server and Client).
I'm not a fan of cloning, it's very easy to get into a state where a
product is uninstallable as you just clone an existing copy and change
settings and upgrade.
Fully automatic *installations* are a great thing and shouldn't be
> Other points to note is that you might want to also deploy Centralised
> Authentication, off LDAP or similar to deal with your username and
> password issues (using cfengine to configure that).
We just have puppet deploy our engineers ssh keys to the root account.
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