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Old 12-10-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
gautam143
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Hi,
I Have to install RHEL3 in xeon server board.I have more than 500 boards
.All are new.
ie.
i have to install RHEL3 in more than 500 boards.Any fast method to do that.

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Gautam
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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The fastest way is to set up one board the way you want it, then use something line UDPCast (http://udpcast.linux.lu/bootdoc.html) to replicate the image amongst the remaining boards. Connect as many as you can to a single switch. Because you're multicasting, all boards will get the image simultaneously. I've not done 500 with this method, but I've done 50.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 01:32 AM   #3
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The important thing is to have this switch isolated from the normal LAN.

If you run a multicast on a network that is in production, you can seriously impact the network traffic for all other tasks.

BTW:- Is there a particular reason that you want to deploy RHEL3? RHEL5 is the latest release, not sure that RHEL3 is still supported by Red Hat..

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