Cobbler is a network installation and update server. It can be used to automatically set up PXE, install virtual guests, manage answer files, and reinstall existing Linux machines. Advanced features include importing distributions from DVDs and rsync mirrors, kickstart templating, integrated yum mirroring (integrated with the installer to make updates available at install time), creation of netboot ISOs, and built-in DHCP/DNS Management. Tools such as "cobbler triggers", a Python API, and an XMLRPC API allow integration with cobbler with the rest of your datacenter environment or other systems management applications. There is also a Web interface to simplify management of the install server. Cobbler supports RHEL 4+, Fedora, and derivative distributions, and is also able to install other popular distributions.
|Tags||Boot Software Distribution Software Distribution Tools Systems Administration Operating Systems Linux Distributions Software Development Libraries Python Modules|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux|
Release Notes: This update brings massive performance enhancements, so Cobbler can now easily handle managing data centers in the 10,000+ system range. In addition, this release adds a S390 mainframe PXE simulator, new email notification triggers, and the ability to keep the provisioning configuration under version control.
No changes have been submitted for this release.
Release Notes: Fixes to power management templates, removal of Python 2.6 deprecation warnings, template file fixes, and various other items.
Release Notes: This release has numerous fixes (including syntax fixes to the default installation templates with regard to automated networking setup), and also adds batch editing capability to the systems page of the cobbler Web application.
Release Notes: Numerous install server upgrades. Includes integrated power management options, improved cross-distribution support, PPC and s390 capabilities, physical and virtual image support, and numerous other features.