Cobbler - what is the advantage?

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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'?
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strclean(1M)						  System Administration Commands					      strclean(1M)

strclean - STREAMS error logger cleanup program SYNOPSIS
strclean [-a age] [-d logdir] DESCRIPTION
strclean is used to clean up the STREAMS error logger directory on a regular basis (for example, by using cron. By default, all files with names matching error.* in /var/adm/streams that have not been modified in the last three days are removed. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -a age The maximum age in days for a log file can be changed using the -a option. -d logdir A directory other than /var/adm/streams can be specified using the -d option. EXAMPLES
Example 1 A sample of using the strclean command. This example has the same result as running strclean with no arguments: example% strclean -d /var/adm/streams -a 3 FILES
/var/adm/streams/error.* ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
cron(1M), strerr(1M), attributes(5) NOTES
strclean is typically run from cron on a daily or weekly basis. SunOS 5.11 14 Sep 1992 strclean(1M)

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