SystemImager 3.9.0 (-unstable) released

SystemImager is software which automates Linux installs, software distribution, and production deployment.

SystemImager makes it easy to do automated installs (clones), software distribution, content or data distribution, configuration changes, and operating system updates to your network of Linux machines. You can even update from one Linux release version to another!

The new -unstable branch has been opened with the 3.9.0 release. This version includes three major improvements:

1) the pci-automod hardware detection: a new mechanism to detect all the potential hardware that your kernel supports, fully based on udev and sysfs. Used togheter with UYOK feature (http://wiki.systemimager.org/index.php/UYOK) allows SystemImager to automatically load and support all the potential drivers needed to install your clients.

2) the fast-reboot post-install action: this allows to directly run the installed kernel via kexec after the imaging process, bypassing the BIOS execution. This is a powerful improvement from the performance point of view and it allows to significantly reduce the downtime of your clients for a complete reinstallation.

3) the new command si_pushoverrides: a tool to distribute/synchronize configuration files from the image server to the clients or group of them, using the SystemImager overrides (see perldoc si_pushoverrides for more informations).

SystemImager 3.9.0 is compatible with old 3.8.x and 3.7.x images, scripts, etc.

You can download source and binary packages here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259&package_id=37046&release_id=502943

The detailed changelog is available here: http://svn.systemimager.org/filedetails.php?repname=systemimager&path=%2Ftags%2F3.9.0%2FCHANGE.LOG&rev=0&sc=0

You can find information about our email lists, IRC, bug reports, etc at: http://www.systemimager.org.

Enjoy,
-the SystemImager team

Posted by Andrea Righi 2007-04-22