Imaging with LCM is quick and easy
as each node has its IP and hostname changed ready for boot as an
independant node preloaded with all of your applications. Using a
file based image, items can be changed such as the target device, the
file system capacity, or even the file system type. Imagine
requiring a new partition on boot disks already filled across hundreds
of machines. It is a simple property change, re-image the
node(s), and you are ready to go.
Image creation can be done from a running system or LCM can remote power on a node through WOL, PXE boot it, collect an image, and power off the node when complete.
All operations are simple point and click, no command line options to remember (these are optional), or complicated setup.
There are two download types available, source or rpm files. The rpm's have precompiled binaries to provide self contained TCL executables, no external packages required to run. In order to run some services external packages are required:
Scripting Features Requirements:
ssh, rsh, rlogin, or telnet
Imaging Features Requirements:
tftp, nfs, and dhcp servers
LCM is provided under the GNU Public License. Support is provided from the sourceforge pages, so please report any bugs here. Wish list items can also be requested on the RFE list.