I’m new to this. I’ve been reading the manual and becoming
more confused. I need some stuff cleared up that isn’t covered
in the manual – I think the manual presumes I know more of the
terminology than I do.
What I was looking for was a better way to keep my CentOS machines
updated. I kickstart already, but I wanted to arrange it so
that my machines could point to my kickstart server to do “yum update”.
Didn’t want to burn up the bandwidth, and my speed to the internet is
100Mb/s max (IIRC) whereas I have 10Gbit interfaces between my main
machines. I wound up looking at satellite, which I never got going. And now
satellite is being replaced by Foreman (true?). I think I got
the wrong idea about what foreman is/does.
I take it that foreman does not replace my kickstart server.
I might make my own (limited) mirror, but I was hoping for something
that would keep track of my customizations at least a little.
I’m starting to think that foreman is mostly about tracking
Consider a new machine. I take it that foreman somehow makes
changes to my dhcpd.conf and dns and tftp (and maybe my .cfg
file?) such that I would no longer do those in separate steps
on my kickstart server, I’d set those things up in Foreman
and, for example, I’d only enter my desired IP address one time
and the changes would appear consistently in all the config files
and the systemctl restart cmds would be done for me. True?
For one thing, I don’t see a way to tell foreman which machine
is doing my tftp.
Foreman-installer (reading the man page, have not tried this)
has ways (if the man page means what i think) to tell foreman
what your dns server is, and what your dhcp server is, but i
don’t see how it knows what my tftp server is.
I have my dns chroot’ed. So I guess it would still find it?
I guess it would somehow know how to find the config files…?
(This question makes sense iff it’s going to update my files.)
foreman-installer (per man page) can list scenarios. But
(1) I don’t know what those are,
(2) when I list the scenarios it tells me that I only have
(3) can I repeat the installer, installing more scenarios? Do I need to
clean out the one I have?
Scenarios sound like I should care about them. Am I wrong?
Or am I missing the point about foreman entirely?