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Kickstart Configuration Tool

rhn-support-kroberts published on 2014-09-18T14:22:39+00:00, last updated 2014-09-18T14:29:04+00:00

We're proud to introduce a new Red Hat Access Labs app: Kickstart Configuration Tool.

Kickstart provides a way for users to automate a Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation. Using kickstart, a system administrator can create a single file containing the answers to all the questions that would normally be asked during a typical installation. Once a kickstart file has been generated it can either be included with boot media or made available on the network for easy and consistent configuration of new systems.

The Kickstart Configuration Tool walks you through the process of creating optimal kickstart files for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, or 7 that are tailored to meet your specific deployment goals. The app gives you options to create very advanced kickstart files with custom filesystem layouts, package selections, network configurations, and installation scripts. Alternatively, for less advanced configurations, the app will preselect intelligent defaults.

Once you are satisfied with your configuration simply click the Download button and bundle the kickstart file with boot media or deploy it on your network for easy and consistent configuration of new systems.

Some screenshots of the app are included below. Feel free to experiment with the app and let us know what you think on the app info page.


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Engineering manager for Red Hat Access Labs and for various supportability initiatives at Red Hat. He has worked as a software developer for more than 14 years and is a contributor to several open source projects.