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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Chapter 21

Setting Up an Installation Server

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Configuring a Network Server As an Installation Server
  • Setting Up a TFTP and DHCP Server for PXE Boot
  • Creating a Kickstart File

In this chapter, you'll learn how to set up an installation server. This is useful if you need to install several instances of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. By using an installation server, you can avoid installing every physical server individually from the installation DVD. Also, it allows you to install servers that don't have optical drives, such as blade servers.

Setting up an installation server involves several steps. To begin, you need to make the installation files available. To do this, you'll configure a network server. This can be ...

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