[ale] Fully Automatic Install

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 10:55:13 EDT 2021

Also look at xcat. I'm looking at it to replace home-grown pile of kickstart and shell scripts for HPC but it looks like it's general purpose scale-out deployment. It supports Ubuntu as a deployable OS.

On April 29, 2021 9:35:24 AM EDT, Tod Fassl via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>My boss asked me to look into alternatives to FAI, Fully Automatic 
>Installs. We are not at all unhappy with FAI. It's just that I am 
>retiring soon and they don't know if they are going to be able to 
>replace me. FAI depends heavily upon scripting and it is not clear that
>my employer will be able to hire a programmer. We have about a hundred 
>Linux desktops to update every 6 months.
>Does anybody use something other than FAI for Debian/Ubuntu installs? I
>already googled it and it doesn't look like there is anything else. I 
>thought I'd ask here just to make sure I've done all I can. The Debian 
>wiki lists just the Debian installer itself, FAI, and some stuff for
>PS: I told my boss they are going to have to find another disabled 
>person to take my place. I was only half joking. They'll never be able 
>to find a normal person to do my job at what they are paying me. Maybe 
>they can find somebody with a felony record or something.
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