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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] Cobbler features

Jim Wildman wrote:
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.


 -- make sure everything runs on RHEL4 from start.  Don't Fedoraize

Absolutely. Cobbler will always run on it. I've drawn the line on RHEL3 though RHEL3 is still provisionable from Cobbler, of course. koan still works on RHEL3 too.

As far as new virt support is concerned, virt support in koan is only engaged when --virt is used, and koan will test for what virtualization support is available.

Naturally there are lots of Fedora folks who want to play with new technology, and I believe we can happily support both.

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