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 ….

module = manage_dnsmasq
module = manage_dnsmasq

module = authn_configfile
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 …..