Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Cobbler - what is the advantage?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems Linux Red Hat Cobbler - what is the advantage?
# 1  
Old 12-13-2012
Cobbler - what is the advantage?

Hi guys, new user here, so please be gentle.

I need to build a lot of servers at work on a weekly basis with various versions of RH and additional applications.

We use PXE/Kickstart to do this with selections made from a simple menu structure.

However, I keep hearing about Cobbler and although I have some documentation on it, I still cannot figure out any advantage it has over the pxe/kickstart method.

What am I not 'getting'?

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #6
Difficulty: Easy
Unix was first released more than 10 years before Windows.
True or False?

4 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

what is the advantage of unix sockets?

Hi, i understood that there are several type of sockets: TCP, UDP & Unix. i wondered, what is the performance advantages of unix socket of the other types? isn't it equal to use UDP with localhost as destination over unix socket? Thanks in advance, Sariel (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: sarielz
1 Replies

2. Solaris

advantage of v490 over 480R

What are the advantages for Sun Fire 490 over Sun Fire 480 R just from a server performance perspective? Or, are they both just about the same? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: jtamminen
1 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

bash: one advantage of the ability to look for either synonym?

Hi I'm reading <learning the bash shell>. And in the section - 3.1. The .bash_profile, .bash_logout, and .bashrc Files bash allows two synonyms for .bash_profile: .bash_login, derived from the C shell's file named .login, and .profile, derived from the Bourne shell and Korn shell files... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: password636
1 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Does automount have an advantage over hard mount?

? (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: 98_1LE
1 Replies
CFETOOLGRAPH(8) 					User Contributed Perl Documentation					   CFETOOLGRAPH(8)

cfetoolgraph - create graphs from a cfetool database SYNOPSIS
cfetoolgraph name [--path|-p directory name] [--daily|-d] [--weekly|-w] [--yearly|-y] [--timestamps|-T] [--resolution|-r] [--help|-h] DESCRIPTION
The cfetoolgraph command dumps graphs of averages for visual inspection of the normal state database. The files are in a format viewable by "gnuplot" or "xgmr" or other graphical plotting program. The command generates three or four files in a subdirectory of the database directory with a name beginning with either "daily", "weekly" or "yearly", then "-", then either "snapshot" or the current time, if the -T option is used. The files are named "average", "stddev", and "graph". The "graph" file contains both the averages and standard deviations, useful for plotting with error bars. If a histogram file is present, a fourth file named "distr" will also be created, plotting the distribution of fluctuations about the mean value. If the -d, -w and -y options are all omitted, the default is to only graph the weekly database. OPTIONS
--path|-p directory name The directory in which the database specified by name can be found. --daily|-d Graph the daily averages database. --weekly|-w Graph the weekly averages database. --yearly|-y Graph the yearly averages database. --timestamps|-T Time-stamp the output filenames with the current time, in order to give a unique name. --resolution|-r Generate high resolution data (), instead of averaging data over periods of one hour to generate simpler and smoother graphs. --help|-h Prints a short help message and then exits. EXAMPLE
% cfetoolgraph temperature --path /my/path --resolution Create graph files of the weekly database in high resolution in the "/my/path/temperature/weekly-snapshot" directory. AUTHORS
The code and documentation were contributed by Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a department of Stanford University. This documentation was written by Elizabeth Cassell <> and Alf Wachsmann <> COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMER
Copyright 2004 Alf Wachsmann <> and Elizabeth Cassell <> All rights reserved. perl v5.8.4 2004-09-21 CFETOOLGRAPH(8)

Featured Tech Videos