-- MikeGore - 17 Nov 2009

CS Application Server (ASIMOV) Talk



  • 8 hard drives
  • Fast Core 2 Duo, 4G Ram, dual 1G network

Feature Summary - high level

  • Ubuntu Linux OS
  • Software and CD installation repository shared on the network using SAMBA
    • 163 CD's, Windows and Linux, that can be installed over the network
      • CD's are in RAW ISO format - easy to burn
      • CD's ram images are also mounted online so they are all available
    • Common Windows Applications and License Keys
  • SAMBA server - see CSApplicationServer#File_Shares
  • System Imager - see SystemImager
  • Machine image repository - GHOST images of fully installed machines
    • See ImageDeploymentGhost
    • ie "Syspreped" Windows machine with Applications fully configured/patched and/or fully setup Linux images
      • Most images are created and maintained by the CORE infrastructure group - Phil Beldowski
  • Has private NAT firewalled network - VLAN 420
    • DHCP with local name server
    • PXE tftpboot functions
      • Boot DOS and Linux repair and imaging utilities or Linux network installers
    • BIND name server for NAT
    • SAMBA file shares
    • SSH and SSHFS - we can ssh mount resources
    • NFS file shares
    • APACHE Web service
      • Many of the SAMBA shares can be accessed here as http://asimov:8080/exports or /iso
      • DHCP reporting tool for private network activity
  • External network
    • SAMBA file shares - to all of UofW
    • SSH and SSHFS - we can ssh mount resources
    • NFS file shares - limited networks
    • APACHE Web service

PXE boot highlights

  • Ubuntu network install images
  • RIP Linux Recovery is Possible boot image
    • We added GHOST + AVAST Antivirus to the image
    • Do imaging, repair of Linux and Windows machines

PXE boot example

  • Computer F12 boot menu (ASSUMES boot rom enabled in BIOS):
    Computer PXE boot menu

  • PXE boot menu:
    PXE boot menu

  • RIP boot Menu:
    RIP boot Menu

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