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Ignite type product for linux

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Dave La Mar
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Ignite type product for linux

We just installed our first Red Hat linux machines.
I need some input from the forums on what product to use on linux that would provide the functionality that ignite does in HP-UX.
Of course, cost is a factor.
Please note that all points will be assigned at the time of thread closure.

TIA for any and all input.

-dl
"I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Ignite type product for linux

I think that mondorescue.org is a good solution. SystemImager could be. Red Hat kickstart may help also.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Dave La Mar
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Re: Ignite type product for linux

Ivan -
So are you using any of these on linux?
"I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."
Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Ignite type product for linux

I use mondorescue and kickstart.

Mondorescue is able to backup and create a bootable image of the operating system.

Kickstart allows you to automate or replicate the installation configuration, but it's a new installation using answer files.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: Ignite type product for linux

You might want to take a look at the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit for Linux

http://www.hp.com/servers/sstoolkit

I don't know all the features Ignite provides, but using the SSSTK you can configure the hardware and deploy the OS. It's all done with bash scripting.

I use it daily. You can run it from PXE, CD/DVD, or USB key

and it's free.....



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Re: Ignite type product for linux

Storix SBAdmin.
http://www.storix.com/

I use it for my SLES 9 servers.

It is not free.

Ted
Luk Vandenbussche
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Re: Ignite type product for linux

We use mondorescue

http://www.mondorescue.org/
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Ignite type product for linux

Shalom,

It costs money, but the best thing I found is:
http://www.acronis.com

We also have used modorescue with success.

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TY 007
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Re: Ignite type product for linux

Hello Dave,

Use SystemImager for RHEL:
http://wiki.systemimager.org/index.php/Main_Page

Thanks
Dave La Mar
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Re: Ignite type product for linux

I appreciate all the valued input and options provided.
We are going to start with Provisioning Pack for Grid Control which is part of the Oracle Support purchased.
Should that not work out, I will refer back to this thread.

Thanks to all respondents.

Regards,

dl
"I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."