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RE: System Imaging in Lunux

From: Matt Keys 
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To expand on what Lynn said there's Spacewalk too
http://spacewalk.redhat.com/  . It's nice for large environments that
require/support standardization and centralized management, but otherwise I
think it's a bit overkill.  I'd suggest going with puppet or cfengine
instead if you need all that stuff. +1 on the recommendation to use
kickstarts and/or Dave's answer in combination.

 

From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org]
On Behalf Of Lynn Dixon
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 8:31 PM
To: CHUGALUG
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] System Imaging in Lunux

 

We use kickstarts at work to deploy server images.  We have the kickstarts
housed on our Satellite server, and the kickstart file will setup the
machine like we need, and it will pull the latest packages from the
Satellite as it builds.  
You could do the same using kickstart and a local repo. Check out the
command system-config-kickstart in any RHEL variant.  Its an easy GUI to
build kickstart files.

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Dave Brockman  wrote:

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On 5/8/2012 7:02 PM, Jonathan Calloway wrote:
> Is anyone on this list building and deploying desktop images based
> on Linux?  I'm not asking about cloning, but rather using a
> modular approach to building images, similar to slipstreaming in
> Windows, or InstaDMG in OSX?
>
> Thanks!

No need for the slip-stream equivalent, Debian releases updated ISOs
throughout a release cycle.  Just download the current install media
and the slipstreaming is already done....  Although, since I always do
a net install, I suppose only the installer for the most part is
updated on the ISO, the repositories are updated regardless of whether
I use the first or latest ISO of a given release.

Or are you more interested in automated deployment, "answer file" type
installs (in Windows)?

Regards,

dtb

Regards,

dtb


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