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Old 05-03-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
jhulik
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Generic image for VMWare


Greetings,

Kind of an open question but I thought I'd give it a shot. We need to create a "golden" or generic image as a template to VMWare so we can deploy test servers quickly. I can create a template in VMWare but it's a duplicate of the system I made it from. How do I "unconfigure" the template system so that it goes to the installation screen to input things like host name, I/P address and so on?

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Can I suggest that "gold images" kinda suck? If you just spend a day setting up cobbler it can let you build servers properly from scratch in a few minutes using kickstarts. There is no need at all to use the cobbler system to manage this - you can very easily just put a kickstart file and installation media on a server, but I'd very strongly suggest you do. gold images are pants. It really can be *much* quicker to build from scratch (deploy 300mb of files) than image (clone 20gb of image)

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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kickstart is RHEL right? What about SuSE?

Sorry for the noob question

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Can I suggest that "gold images" kinda suck? If you just spend a day setting up cobbler it can let you build servers properly from scratch in a few minutes using kickstarts. There is no need at all to use the cobbler system to manage this - you can very easily just put a kickstart file and installation media on a server, but I'd very strongly suggest you do. gold images are pants. It really can be *much* quicker to build from scratch (deploy 300mb of files) than image (clone 20gb of image)
 
Old 05-03-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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