Automated builds using CentOS 7 and Kickstart

Rapid Install

Additional Automations

In this article, I covered only the fundamentals for setting up the Apache server to serve up the Kickstart and RPM files needed for the automated build process. Take a look at Red Hat's documentation [3] for additional features supported by Kickstart. The process includes postprocesses and installing and removing additional packages, and because it is based on Linux, the customization is almost limitless.

Common automation tasks include network configuration, adding standard user accounts, assigning hostnames, and so on. Give a couple of these a try.

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