BSDCan2013 - Final

BSDCan 2013
The Technical BSD Conference

Kris Moore
Day Talks - Day 1 - 2013-05-17
Room MRT 250
Start time 10:00
Duration 01:00
ID 366
Track System Administration
Language used for presentation English

Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC-BSD systems

System deployment using PXE and pc-sysinstall

In PC-BSD 9.x every installation is fully-scripted, due to the the pc-sysinstall backend.

This backend can also be used to quickly automate the deployment of FreeBSD servers and PC-BSD desktops using a PXE boot environment. In PC-BSD & TrueOS™ 9.1 and higher. This functionality is easy to setup and deploy using the “pc-thinclient” utility. This utility handles the initial setup of PXE on the host system, and provides a framework to manage client installation configurations.