[et-mgmt-tools] Cobbler features

Jim Wildman jim at rossberry.com
Thu May 17 08:48:26 UTC 2007

On Wed, 16 May 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

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