[et-mgmt-tools] Cobbler features

Aaron Lippold lippold at gmail.com
Thu May 17 16:16:41 UTC 2007

Hi Miheal,

These sound like great options! The moment the "create install CD/DVD"
feature is ready I will be using it!! Thank you for being so open and
responsive to us the lowly end user :).

Question, you call it a 'netinstall cd' does that mean that the CD
would or would not contain  the install packages? If not, could that
be added as an option? i.e. cobbler --createcd-netinstall or
--createcd-mediainstall ... myinstall.iso? I would guess adding the
copy of the rpms from the repo would be a small bit of code.

I know I would use  both very heavily along with cobblers regular
pattern. In some cases it might be easier just to walk and or mail a
DVD to some places. Distributed group review of a system, testing
that's just 'plug in the cd and then run your tests, etc.

Thanks again!


On 5/16/07, Michael DeHaan <mdehaan at redhat.com> 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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