Gentoo Archives: gentoo-installer

From: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
To: gentoo-installer@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-installer] how to setup deployment server
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 05:09:14
In Reply to: [gentoo-installer] how to setup deployment server by Gavin Seo
On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 04:24:13PM -1000, Gavin Seo wrote:
> Does anyone have any documentation/guides on how to setup a automated > deployment server? I currently want to install gentoo on 30 nodes, I have > an existing machine running gentoo that has identical hardware to the 30 > nodes that need gentoo system installed. If anyone has experience in > setting up a deployment server, it would be greatly appreciated if you > would share your experience.
I have some experience on a quite similar field. The entire network is using the same DHCP server; when the system boots from the network (which is only allowed with the appropriate credentials af course) a small Linux image is downloaded and started. That image fires up the machine, connects to a PartImage server and places an image on the file system. The image itself is not tied to a particular host as all configuration specific to the system is obtained from LDAP or otherwise. However, due to the lack of PartImage development speed, I am contemplating on developing something more robust and flexible, so I am also interested in hearing from others... Wkr, Sven Vermeulen -- Gentoo Foundation Trustee | Gentoo Council Member The Gentoo Project <<< >>>


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Re: [gentoo-installer] how to setup deployment server Tom McDonald <mickeyd@××××××××××.com>