Provisioning templates

Hello! I am brand new to foreman and while reading the documentation on templates and writing templates here:

I see that you can refer to parameters on an existing host when creating a template. My question is, why would somebody want to refer to parameters on a hosts operating system that hasn’t been installed yet? For example @osver. Is this to reconfigure a hosts OS? If so, is that a common use case? I was under the impression that kickstart files were for the first installation of an operating system.

Hi @collin

Welcome! We’re glad to have you here!

I’m hoping that someone else will step in and explain the @osver example for you, but in the meantime if you’re looking to get set up with provisioning in Foreman, take a look at this provisioning guide:

Any other questions, feel free to ask.

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