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In our organization, we have 15 new systems of same hardware.

I need to setup all the machines with RHEL 6.0 in it, multiple software's, and lot of basic configuration. I don't have any problem in installing it one-by-one but it obviously takes very much time.

Is there any method/technology/script to replicate this to other machines? (I know only kickstart, but that is used only for installation of RHEL).

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Build a kickstart server and a kickstart configuration file that specifies your disk layout, packages to be installed and a %post section. In this later section you can deploy any number of scripts (shell, Perl, etc.) from your kickstart server that will be executed to customize your basic configuration.

The time you invest setting up a kickstart server will be well worth the effort. Have a look at the Red Hat documentation here.

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There is the redhat satellite server, or its opensource version spacewalk, which could help you with managing these systems.


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