Automate RHEL Based OS Deployments with PXE Boot and Kickstart

One of the keys to building a private cloud infrastructure is the ability to quickly roll out operating systems onto newly provisioned VM’s. Seeing as you likely already have a robust network in place if you’re considering a private cloud infrastructure, it makes sense to leverage your existing investment. In this post we’re going to look at the process of setting up a network deployment server using PXE and explore how we can build on that platform with Kickstart to create a fully automated deployment point.
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Systems Administration Tenet 1: Automate, Automate, Automate!

Automation is defined as the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means. Processes IT Professionals might seek to automate include: User Provisioning, Windows Update Installation (on client machines, of course), Backup Jobs and OS Deployments. Why would you want to automate your systems and processes?
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