[arch-general] Deploy Arch linux to many virtual machines

Кравец Роман softded at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 01:29:00 EST 2014

Dear Shridhar,

I think that use puppet it is good idea. I will try it today. Thank you!

DHCP server know about all mac address on VM. It is help my to
identify each machunes on the network.

Best regards,
Roman Kravets

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM, Shridhar Daithankar
<ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> wrote:
> On Friday, January 24, 2014 08:05:26 AM Кравец Роман wrote:
>> Dear Shridhar,
>> I want set specified network setting and root password to each new machines.
>> My script get setting over HTTP JSON request and get setting from
>> master machine.
> create the appliance such that
> 1. it gets on network via dhcp, no name supplied
> 2. on first boot, contacts a central server to register itself
> 3. has pre-configured ssh keys in root account for certain external accounts
> 4. on registration, it triggers a bot, that ssh's into the new machine and
> customize the setting
> 5. reboot
> Should work no? I am pretty sure there are some automation frameworks like
> salt/puppet already handle this?
> real question is what does pxe boot/network install gives you that an
> appliance doesn't. Whats the distinguishing factor between two such VM
> instances, how do you set and discover it?
> --
> Regards
>  Shridhar

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