A different way of installing Fedora

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Thu Sep 26 17:29:42 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:12:22AM -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> >virt-sysprep is a great tool for doing all of the neutering necessary
> >when cloning images.  It was originally designed for VM image clones,
> >but works just as well on bare metal disk images for your use case.
> Uh, silly of me, but isn't this what things like puppet and its kin are
> for? We do a lot of deployments using puppet.

It's kind of the opposite. virt-sysprep removes all
accidentally-unique-identity from a system, making it generic. Puppet can
then configure the system to be what it is supposed to be. (Of course, you
could also have puppet modules to do the "cleaning" that virt-sysprep does.)

Matthew Miller  ☁☁☁  Fedora Cloud Architect  ☁☁☁  <mattdm at fedoraproject.org>

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