University of Cologne

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Computer Science Department - Prof. Dr. Michael Jünger

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FAI - Fully Automatic Installation

Begin: 1999 / Status: ongoing


FAI is a non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems and software configurations on computers as well as virtual machines and chroot environments, from small networks to large-scale infrastructures and clusters. It's a tool for mass unattended Linux installation. You can take one or more virgin PC's, turn on the power, and after a few minutes, the systems are installed, and completely configured to your exact needs, without any interaction necessary. Thus it's a scalable method for installing and updating a Beowulf cluster or a network of workstations unattended with little effort involved.

People involved:

Thomas Lange