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Redhat Spacewalk Tutorial | Kickstarts and Configuration Management

Summary

Spacewalk offers the ability to generate and deploy Kickstarts (standard builds, keep an eye on packages that are installed on the system as well as compare any file that is on the remote machine to a local copy, giving I.T management an overview of which systems require patching or are not conforming to standards`. In this post I will go through the kickstart creation process and Spacewalks configuration management.


Redhat Spacewalk Tutorial | Installation, RPM's, Kickstarts and Clients

Summary

Redhat's Spacewalk is a management solution to allow controlled patch deployment, maintenance of configuration files, system deployment through PXE for both virtual and bare-metal systems while also offering monitoring of system status, the automatic inventory cataloguing of registered clients and security auditing of systems all in a centralised manner. This post will go through the installation of the program as well as the set up of a repository, PXE booting and client registration.