Red Hat "Access Labs" - kickstart configuration tool version 0.9.1 - LVM now available 10/3/2014

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Red Hat has a Red Hat Access Lab kickstart generation tool available at this link: https://access.redhat.com/labsinfo/kickstartconfig

The discussion page for this online product is at this link.

NOTE: LVM added 10/3/2014 as mentioned here at this link.

They could probably benefit from additional input.

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I tried it, and creating a custom partition setup does not work as expected.
LVM physical volumes are not an option in the "filesystem pull down menu".

I am unable to choose another mountpoint than /boot

Am I doing something wrong or is the Lab still under development?

They've been getting a lot of hits in replys regarding LVM straight off (including mine from yesterday). One of the Red Hat replies states they plan on adding LVM to that later.

When people at the initial link add to that discussion, it opens an isolated comment window without any context of previous comments, so there's a bit of repetition in some suggestions. Red Hat seems to be paying good attention to the replys there based from their own responses.

https://access.redhat.com/support/cases/01193935 is opened.
The first response from support does not seem to help.

Jan, yesterday as a very quick test, I created this very minimalistic sample using firefox:

I put in a very basic tiny set of kickstart directives and ended up with this:
(However, I added the note in the block below with the Red Hat solution on partitioning)

lang en_US
keyboard us
timezone America/New_York --isUtc
rootpw $1$WCQgf2dQ$n3GrnPUheO52h1QxVSuRy0 --iscrypted
#platform x86, AMD64, or Intel EM64T
text
cdrom
###
#### NOTE: SEE THIS ARTICLE REGARDING IMPORTANT PARTITIONING INFO IN THE NEXT LINE
#### https://access.redhat.com/solutions/19584
###  Using bare device names without labels or LVM is usually a bad idea, see above article
##
bootloader --md5pass=$1$MBfLKouI$AJqqq.CCI3oz7zmFBvKzG. --location=mbr --append=rhgb,quiet,crashkernel=auto
zerombr
clearpart --all --initlabel
part --fstype=xfs /boot --size=500 --asprimary
part --fstype=swap --size
part --fstype=xfs /tmp --size=4096 
part --fstype=xfs / --size=25000
part --fstype=xfs /var --size=8192
part --fstype=xfs /usr --size=12388
auth --passalgo=sha512 --useshadow
selinux --enforcing
firewall --enabled --ssh
firstboot --disable
%post --interpreter=/bin/bash
echo "your post script goes after this line"
%end

Obviously the above sample is just a test and certainly would not represent an example of a good kickstart, I understate. It's just a quick sample...

LVM added to the tool Oct 3 2014, see previous comments.

  • Created another basic kickstart, this time with LVM
lang en_US
keyboard us
timezone America/New_York --isUtc
rootpw $1$4Id71t44$NcJMzq4kFN8Fx4yG.RmUr/ --iscrypted
#platform x86, AMD64, or Intel EM64T
text
cdrom
bootloader --md5pass=$1$4Zwyncv3$9Drh8KBuaUySCKBRNUC2o0 --location=mbr --append=rhgb,quiet,crashkernel=auto
zerombr
clearpart --all --initlabel
volgroup disk0 --pesize=4096 pv.0 
part pv.0 --fstype=lvmpv --ondisk=sda --size=204800
logvol /boot --vgname=disk0 --name=boot --fstype=xfs --size=500
logvol / --vgname=disk0 --name=slash --fstype=xfs --size=32000
logvol /var/log/audit --vgname=disk0 --name=varlogaudit --fstype=xfs --size=4096
logvol /tmp --vgname=disk0 --name=tmp --fstype=xfs --size=1
logvol /var --vgname=disk0 --name=var --fstype=xfs --size=16384
logvol /var/log --vgname=disk0 --name=varlog --fstype=xfs --size=1
auth --passalgo=sha512 --useshadow
selinux --enforcing
firewall --enabled --ssh
firstboot --disable
%pre --interpreter=/bin/bash
echo "this is a pre script, enter your directives in this location"
%end
%post --interpreter=/bin/bash
echo "this is a post script, enter your post directives here."
%end

This link https://access.redhat.com/labs/kickstartconfig/ worked as of Oct 3 2014.

I think its missing the security profile being able to select betweeb different security profile good work