Red Hat Announces RDO And OpenStack Partner Program

Installation is made easy with the Red Hat-developed installation tool, PackStack.

That last bit is interesting. OpenStack is a complex suite of tools, and the installation process is non-trivial. Any work to streamline that will reduce at least one barrier to success.

As for the name, RDO? It stands for “Red Hat Distribution of OpenStack.

via Red Hat Announces RDO And OpenStack Partner Program | TechCrunch.

Hopefully this works with CentOS as well.


Cobbler is a Linux installation server that allows for rapid setup of network installation environments. It glues together and automates many associated Linux tasks so you do not have to hop between lots of various commands and applications when rolling out new systems, and, in some cases, changing existing ones.

With a simple series of commands, network installs can be configured for PXE, reinstallations, media-based net-installs, and virtualized installs (supporting Xen, qemu, KVM, and some variants of VMware). Cobbler uses a helper program called ‘koan’ (which interacts with Cobbler) for reinstallation and virtualization support.

via cobbler.


From NSIS WikiNSIS Nullsoft Scriptable Install System is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.

via NSIS Wiki.