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Ubuntu Deployment for Your Enterprise

Administration, Ubuntu
Location: D135 Level: Novice
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)

Basically the material will focus on three areas regarding enterprise deployment; Security, Time, and Flexibility.

Security

  • A preconfigured installation = easier to keep secure
  • Automated installations = less human errors
  • No more patching right after installation of operating system

Time

  • No more application installation or configuration right after installation of operating system
  • Multiple machine installations = much easier
  • Automated installations are less administrator dependent = can be initialized by user
  • Easier to maintain and add applications to installations = only need to edit kickstart script
  • Installations can be 100% zero touch = Deploy during lunch…

Flexibility

  • Internet installations can be done from anywere in the world
  • Deployment process can be booted from CD/DVD/PXE/USB/Floppy
  • Answerfiles on webserver makes our bootmedia “immortal”
  • The complete installation is configurated in one single file (kickstart)
  • Support for pre- and postscript in kickstartfiles and how to use them
  • Better hardware support at time of installation
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Fredrik Jonsson

ASCI Sweden AB

Fredrik is an Ubuntu enthusiast from Sweden focusing on “Ubuntu in the Enterprise” with both deployment mechanisms and central management solutions. Fredrik is working for ASCI Sweden as an IT consultant, often involved in projects abroad. Besides his Ubuntu skills, Fredrik have a great experience of Windows networks and Active Directory in small business environments, enterprise and governmental installations. Even though his main focus is Ubuntu deployment, Fredrik have also been working on several LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) installations on the Ubuntu platform.

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