[et-mgmt-tools] Re: Cobbler features

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Wed May 16 16:55:38 UTC 2007

Michael DeHaan wrote:
> Based on recent list activity, and a talking with everyone at Summit 
> and IRC, here's my list of the top 4 things I'd like to see added to 
> cobbler in the near term:
> -- Virt support for deploying additional virt types
>    KVM, etc
>    Fullvirt Xen
> -- Extend the repo management code to deal with older non-yum content 
> (RHN), like mrepo can do, such that running mrepo as a seperate tool 
> for older distros is not required.
> -- Build a netinstall CD from cobbler for environments that don't do 
> PXE.    Tie the CD to a specific profile (or better, eventually, 
> provide a boot menu).   Lots of folks need baremetal provisioning and 
> due to aspects beyond their control can't use PXE.
> -- Support either om_shell or DNSMasq, to avoid the dhcp reload wait 
> time when manage_dhcp is enabled and systems are updated.   (Some 
> folks I believe are looking at both of these?)
> If there's something you'd like to see added feature-wise, I'd be glad 
> to hear ideas.
> --Michael
Also:  dynamic DNS integration.

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