Originally Posted by Adam-AEC
Serverminds (from WHT) was working on a PHP script that would create pxelinux boot files and such.
Thanks for the plug It's called Fastdeploy and is very beta right now but you're welcome to look at it. I am working avidly on more or less a significant re-write and creating a completely new interface using ExtJS. The 0.3 beta is serviceable to automatically generate scripted PXE-based installs for RedHat, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows and so on but takes a fair amount of configuration on a server to get it ready to serve up automated installs of several OSes. There is an install guide available here.
You might want to look at Ultimate Deployment Appliance, a VMware appliance that has similar functionality to Fastdeploy. As I write this I can't seem to get to their website but there's some info on VMware's community site and perhaps a way to download the VM.
It seems that NOCmonkey was killed off after PSoft bought them but perhaps pieces of it have been integrated into their other solutions.
Redhat has a product called Cobbler (https://fedorahosted.org/cobbler).
Yes and they also have a Web/GUI interface for Cobbler called Spacewalk, which is the freeware/open source version of RedHat's SMS-workalike, Satellite. It performs automated PXE-based loads of RedHat and Fedora though I haven't actually tried it.
On the commercial side there's also Altiris and Acronis for image-based deployments and there's KACE, who develops an appliance for deployment called the KBOX - though, like Spacewalk and Microsoft's SMS/SCM solution, it also aspires to be a systems management solution in addition to an automated deployment solution.
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