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Re: Fatclient via netboot setup

Op <Mon, 21 Sep 2009 11:18:11 +0200> schreef Paul van der Vlis <paul@vandervlis.nl> in bericht <[🔎] 4AB744D3.2040407@vandervlis.nl>:
> Overigens heb ik het idee dat ik bezig ben met dingen die niemand anders
> zo doet, en dat is niet altijd handig. Daarom ben ik ook wat aan het
> kijken naar fat-clients die je automatisch installeert op de locale
> harddisk via netboot. Dat schijnt namelijk wel door anderen te worden
> gebruikt.

Is bcfg2 niets voor je?

"Bcfg2 helps system administrators produce a consistent, reproducible, and verifiable description of their environment, and offers visualization and reporting tools to aid in day-to-day administrative tasks. It is the fifth generation of configuration management tools developed in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory.

It is based on an operational model in which the specification can be used to validate and optionally change the state of clients, but in a feature unique to bcfg2 the client's response to the specification can also be used to assess the completeness of the specification. Using this feature, bcfg2 provides an objective measure of how good a job an administrator has done in specifying the configuration of client systems. Bcfg2 is therefore built to help administrators construct an accurate, comprehensive specification.

Bcfg2 has been designed from the ground up to support gentle reconciliation between the specification and current client states. It is designed to gracefully cope with manual system modifications.

Finally, due to the rapid pace of updates on modern networks, client systems are constantly changing; if required in your environment, Bcfg2 can enable the construction of complex change management and deployment strategies."


In Linux Magazine 2009 (101): 30-35, ISSN: 1471-5678, staat een uitgebreid artikel over bcfg2.



Jaap van Wingerde
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