Re: Automating server builds


Dear Guy,

Over here we’re using Symantec Ghost to deploy image and software package. It works really well.

First of all, I’d like to say that Ghost Console is very useful. Its license is much much cheaper
than SMS. ( If you would like information about how ghost function I will post later on.)

Sencondly, we deploy servers with the OS and some basic applications.( ofcourse from the image with all of the updates)

“How do you configure your servers ? During the build or have some other post-install procedure ?”

I’m not sure what you mean by this. Networking settings (IP address, domain joining?). Network settings we do it manually here.

To keep up with the builds: we have one server to test all of the updates.If they’re good then we’ll deploy them through Ghost Console.

I hope that can give your some information.