- Unattended installation
- Scales with network size
One solution is to create a single "golden" installation and
install this on machines via the begin/finish scripts.
pkgadd is slow.
patchadd is even slower.
One tool for doing this is called
clone, developed by Hal Pomeranz. It works
basically by eliminating the profile for a host from the
hostname rattler.cs.duke.edu \
scripts/clone - scripts/clone_finish
clone script is then responsible for copying
the "golden" image onto the client machine.
I've never used it personally, but thought it was worth a mention.