FAI

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FAI

http://fai-project.org
an automated installation tool to install or deploy Debian GNU/Linux and other distributions on a bunch of different hosts or a cluster.

FAI installs a Debian GNU/Linux operating system on a PC cluster. You take one or more virgin PCs, turn on the power, and the program installs, configures and runs GNU/Linux on the whole cluster without any interaction necessary. FAI uses the Debian distribution and a collection of shell- and Perl-scripts for the installation process. Cfengine, shell, and Perl scripts make changes to the configuration files of the operating system. Using FAI, a fully automatic installation of a GNU/Linux cluster which consists of 16 dual Pentium PC's was performed. FAI's target group are system administrators who must install Debian onto one or even hundreds of computers. Because it's a general purpose installation tool, it can be used for installing a beowulf cluster, a rendering farm or a GNU/Linux laboratory or a classroom. Also, large-scale linux networks with different hardware and different installation requirements are easy to establish using FAI.

Documentation

User guide available in ASCII, HTML, PDF, and PostScript formats from http://fai-project.org/guide/


Download

Download version 3.4.8 (stable)
released on 10 May 2011

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2Kelly Hopkins2 March 2009



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Thomas Lange Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:linux-fai@uni-koeln.de


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to usecfengine
Required to usePerl
Required to useDebian distribution



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