In my group we often install ldap on new servers. We have two different configurations currently. A mirrored configuration and just a regular standalone configuration.
The installation process gets repetitive and is difficult for some team members to perform due to their lack of experience performing the install. Essentially it's a waste of time.
Do you have any suggestions on how to automate the process?
My current idea is to provide a zipped up directory with all the source packages necessary to install. It will also include an 'installation' script that will unzip and compile all source packages and proceed to install them and configure anything related to ldap and even prepopulate openldap with some base data.
What do you think?