Multi-Homed Cobbler Servers

How do you use Cobbler to provision machines onto multiple different subnets, assuming no DNS tricks can be employed, and where the server to provision the systems has different addresses on both sides of the "fence". Normally I'd hope that you could say "bootserver" as a resolvable hostname is resolved on all sides, but what if you can't have that? Suppose you have no working DNS. Now you need to be able to have different values for the address of the cobbler server.

Each profile and system object can take a --server parameter, which will replace the value used for 'server' in the cobbler settings file.

cobbler system edit --name=foo --server=server2.example.org

This parameter can also be used to support multiple cobbler servers from a centrally managed configuration (though cobbler replicate is better suited to the task.


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