[et-mgmt-tools] Revisor / Cobbler and Revisor for CentOS5/RHEL5

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Tue Jul 3 15:31:41 UTC 2007

Michael DeHaan wrote:
> Aaron Lippold wrote:
>> Hi Mike,
>> I just wanted to let you know that the Revisor folks are very
>> interested in an integration / partnership with Cobbler. They said,
>> "we well * definitely * be putting cobbler integration into Revisor
>> 2.1.x..." .

Just as an update, I was talking with Jereon van Meeuwen and Jonathan 
Steffan on #cobbler yesterday, and we bounced around a few ideas.

One idea is a LiveCD that invokes koan.   This would allow for PXEing in 
environments that have a cobbler server, but can't have a PXE server.   
They have an early test build, though it has some trouble detecting hard 
drives (apparently due to something with libata).   As this also could 
be accomplished with a hacked up syslinux PXE boot image and a standard 
/tftpboot tree, there may be other ways to accomplish this worth exploring.

Another idea is importing a cobbler profile and making a (non-networked) 
installable Live CD out of it -- pulling the needed packages from the 
various local cobbler repos onto the CD.


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