Deploying RHEL as ESX guests – Kickstarting or using ESX templates?

Some time ago I asked my self the question if it is better to kickstart systems or working with ESX templates when deploying RHEL as ESX guests. I also had some discussions with friends working in the same industry. I tried it and came to the following conclusion: Kickstart the systems is the way to go. Pros: Kickstarted Systems are already up-to-date after installation. Proper SSH host keys. Using ESX templates ends up in having identical SSH host keys, from ….Read More

Spacewalk is moving further to PostgreSQL support

The upstream of RHN Satellite – Spacewalk – is moving further to database indepedancy, with the scope of PostgreSQL compatiblity. How I come to this conclusion? Read the git commit logs. At FUDCon 2010 in Zurich I was attending Miroslav’s talk. He was complaining that nobody gives the PostgreSQL-version a try. He is right, on one hand everybody expects PostgreSQL support ASAP, on the other hand nobody takes care about the PostgreSQL setup, and nobody helps neither with the development ….Read More