Sunday, July 31, 2016

Kickstart Implementation In Linux Without PXE




Steps of doing automated kickstart installation on RHEL systems  without  PXE boot and using static IP address.


Some Key Points:-

- Kickstart is ideally be suited for DHCP based environment with PXE enabled network cards.

- If there is no PXE enabled network card then initial manual effort is required.

- Kickstart would use NetworkManager (NM) daemon for initial fetch of “*.cfg” file and boot files over network.

- If Network Manager needs to be disabled then this could be done in 'post' install section of the kickstart configuration file.