I needed a simple way to mirror some repos, and potentially kickstart some servers at a future date. While something like The Foreman would do the build side of things it doesn’t repo mirrors (yet). So I did an install of Cobbler.
This turned out to be more stright forward than I thought, first you need to ensure EPEL is enabled ….
yum install http://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm yum install cobbler cobbler-web pykickstart chkconfig cobblerd on chkconfig xinetd on service httpd restart service xinetd start service cobblerd start service cobblerd status cobbler get-loaders vim /etc/cobbler/modules.conf
# Make the following changes ….
[dns] module = manage_dnsmasq [dhcp] module = manage_dnsmasq
[authentication] module = authn_configfile [authorization] module = authz_allowall
# once done save and run the following …. cobbler check cobbler sync
# cobbler sets the username and password for the web interface to cobbler / cobbler, change that by running …. htdigest /etc/cobbler/users.digest “Cobbler” cobbler
….. all done. You should be able to access your installation at …..