howto setup an install server using pxe, tftp, dhcp, kickstart, dns, yum (createrepo), puppet, augeas and func
I've finally posted the initial version of my "howto setup an install server" book at narrabilis.com. I start with installing tftp, dhcp and named to allow machines to pxebook. Then go on to configure kickstart to have machines install themselves. Then use kickstart to configure puppet and have puppet (with augeas) configure the machines. I briefly cover func, using func to quickly make changes.
It's still a work in progress and I welcome any comments. Hopefully it will be useful to someone, somewhere. It's still lacking a good title. For now I'm going with the Alan Partridge title of "Crash, bang, wallop, what a server". Enjoy...
Thomas is a meat popsicle. Thomas started working with UNIX while at SFU and UBC in Vancouver. Starting out on IRIX, HPUX and Solaris, he quickly transitioned to Linux in the early 90s. He has been a System Administrator and a Developer working mainly in Python and C. He's written several technology books, many dealing with Puppet and Configuration Management.