Posts by Aleks Margan

Server Provisioning Automation – Part 2

In my previous blog post about server provisioning automation, I described our pre-provisioning phase and how we automated the out-of-band interface configuration and make machines remotely accessible and ready to kickstart.  In this installment, I go through the provisioning phase and show how we use Puppet to automatically kickstart physical machines. The Challenge In the […]

Server Provisioning Automation – Part 1

In the next few blog posts I’ll describe how we automated several parts of our server provisioning process.  In this first blog post of the series I cover the pre-provisioning phase, in which servers are prepared so that they can be remotely accessed and kickstarted.  Next, I’ll illustrate the provisioning phase and show how we […]