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Ease Linux Deployments With Cobbler

Sep 24, 2008, 17:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Whiteley)

"Cobbler supports new installations — both physical and virtual — and reinstalls of existing systems. Cobbler's main use is to provide a network booting environment via PXE, but for reinstalls and virtual machines a client-side program called Koan helps out. If you are reinstalling a system, grub will be configured to boot the installation environment. If you are creating a virtual machine, Koan will configure and start the new instance. Koan can create Xen, KVM, and VMWare images, and you don't need to worry about the details or differences between them. Cobbler includes both a Web GUI and a command line client to manipulate resources such as systems and profiles."

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