NP04 Online Software

Software Repository (np04online git repository)

Operating System Installation

NP04 Linux computers are installed using the Automated Installation Management System service (AIMS2, https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/LinuxSupport/Aims2).

  • AIMS2 allows the user to perform remote PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) installations, minimising human intervention.
  • The system is based, and extends, the Kickstart software from the RedHat distribution.

Steps for Linux operating system installation.

  • Register computers in Landb (network.cern.ch).
    • For systems with multiple interfaces in Landb bind the MAC address to the interface.
  • Enable PXE boots in the BIOS of each computer.
  • Determine the kickstart file to use or create a new kickstart file. (np04online/ks) *

-- DavidGeoffreySavage - 2017-11-24

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