System deployment & unattended installation (ServerLand)
Filippo Spike Morelli
fsm at spikelab.org
Mon Jan 16 03:41:21 UTC 2006
ServerLand should include a way to deploy new systems in an unattended
fashion, and it would be nice if ubuntu offered a standard and supported way
to do so.
There are quite a few solutions available, but I guess FAI is the natural
candidate. Reading from a web page there is apparently some problems when
installing ubuntu nodes:
"I made some new patches and packages to get FAI to install Ubuntu Linux in a
nice manner that doesn't interfere with FAI itself, and needs very little
changes to FAI, so it's easily maintainable....
This stuff is still quite beta stage, I made extensive tests, as far as one
person with 4 computers can do, and nothing bad happened, but that's not a
lot testing, for my taste. Strange things can happen when you use it, so do
not use it in a production environment before test it extensively yourself."
Also, in the attempt to have as much interoperability as possible with windows
based networks, it might have a worth to investigate/include Unattended,
FAI equivalent to install Windows 2000/2003/Xp based nodes.
"And then the lord said to John: "Come forth and gain eternal life."
But John came fifth and won a toaster."
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