Is there a way to replicate certain aspects of a server configuration in an automated fashion ? For example:
Let's say I have a server designated as a WWW machine, and after a fresh OS install, I want the following things configured on it:
Now, let's say I have a server designated as a DB machine, and after a fresh OS install, I just want the following configured on it:
So, as I add WWW machines, I could install the OS on the machine, then run some "magically little script", and have all the configuration on that box done... ie: all the programs I want installed on the box, all the Users setup... etc
Right now, I have a huuuuuuuuuge checklist of things I did when I installed all the software on my box and setup the proper users, but would "love" to automate this process somehow.
I'm assuming this is a job for a shell script ? Orrrrr.... ?
Thanks for helpin' a newb out