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Old 11-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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Linux based Standard Operating Environment (SOE) imaging server


Hi All
My company going to purchase 100+ computers. I am planning to use Standard Operating Environment (SOE). Is there any linux based software, which help me to install SOE image form SOE server to all computer from server in network environment? I want to install Windows and Fedora12.

Thank you for help.

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Roni
 
Old 11-17-2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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I'm not certain whether you want to use a server to install an OS from an image, or have the computers PXE boot installing the OS at boot time.

For the former, you might want to look at the FOG project:
http://www.linux.com/directory/Softw...FOG%29/details
You could use this to install an OS to a large number of hosts simultaneously. This is a Linux server, but you can install MS Windows hosts.

For Linux/Unix, you can use NFS ro mounted directories for directories that are static. This will allow you to use the same libraries, programs, and system settings for the Linux hosts. The LFS standard would be a good starting point. The hosts can be PXE booted, loading the kernel/initrd file when they boot up. In the initrd environment, the NFS shares are mounted, and

Another solution for Linux is to use thin clients. The clients will PXE boot X.org terminals, which display a person's session running on an application server. These devices can operate very efficiently on only a few watts.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 11:20 PM   #3
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Im gonna check FOG

Thank you. I want to install OS to the new computer using PXE.
Im gonna check FOG.
Thank you again.
 
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Thank you. I want to install OS to the new computer using PXE.
Im gonna check FOG.
Thank you again.
Hey did you ever have any luck with FOG? I'm only curious because its obviously been a while since this post was active and things have moved on a fair bit in the FOG world since. I've been running it for just 2 months and I've just about had time to totally wrap my head around its innards. If you are aimlessly wandering around the open source world looking for help with it just let me know.

Alternatively, did you find anything else that was more suited to your needs? I used to run clonezilla server off the back of DRBL. Not as good imho as Fog but worth a look.
 
  


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