Problem

How do you make your installs consistant, solid and repeatable?

follow a document?

cut and paste steps?

System specific automation

Some solutions

anaconda/kickstart -- Redhat based automation system.

autoyast/yast -- SUSE based automation system

preseed/d-i -- Debian based automation system

workflow

in short PITA

cobbler

What is it?

cobbler paradigm

Distros

Demo

Configure

settings

dhcp

testing

Setup

Import

Create systems

See the Source