Getting started documentation doesn’t discuss my exact situation.
We provide custom desktops to scientific users. We have been using VMware but wish to migrate to bare metal install to reduce costs.
We share resources with another group at our host institution and we have collectively purchased Red Hat subscriptions (they use RedHat based VMs, we use Xubuntu). From what I have read, satellite is just a customed version of Foreman, so the goal is to use the satellite instance to bare metal provision Xubuntu. I have created an operating system, set up installation media, but am conceptually stuck on provisioning templates. I have new Dell servers available that will PXE boot.
My specific questions are:
Is it feasible to use the current satellite install as a Foreman provider?
Which provisioning templates should I be utilizing?
Able to perform initial install of Xubunt18.04 on bare metal.
Foreman and Proxy versions:
Satellite: Discovery, Dynflow, Ansible, Openscap, SSH, Pulp, Pulpcore, Puppet CA, Puppet, Logs, and Registration
Foreman and Proxy plugin versions:
I don’t know what this means?
Distribution and version:
Not sure what’s being asked here.