[AusNOG] PXE boot with custom on the fly builds
will at autodeist.com
Thu Oct 28 11:32:11 EST 2010
> Have any of you had experience with using PXE to image linux and or
> windows servers on the fly but also including parameters like root /
> admin password + trigger latest updates + IP assignment ?
> I am thinking of setting up another little lab to try and test out doing
> a PXE imaging environment for bettering the deployment of servers and
> what not.
The server builds I do for work are preseeded debian-installers for
Ubuntu. The only thing you enter is the IP, Netmask, Gateway and
Hostname - everything else is done for you.
I've considered for other projects wrapping this up into a web-based
tool around tftpd-hpa so you can build server 'profiles' and have them
reinstall over PXE as often as you like - but wasn't sure this would be
a tool many people would be interested in.
The only reason this works so well for me is because all our system
configurations are packaged and a box is merely a combination of these
packages depending on its role.
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