Need to reimage/clone machines every 4 hours: Looking for speed, efficiency
Posted on 2008-06-15
I am CEO of a business of about 1500 employees. Right now, we have a single image for all of our 1700 machines. This "hard drive image" consists of linux partitions and windows partitions (excluding swap). We reimage the machines every week (new patches, new changes to our build).
Things have changed. We need to now reimage the machines 3 times a day (Don't ask why). Imaging takes time and is stressful on our imaging server. It takes a while to do them by how its getting done now (G4L Linux over network). Can someone provide a faster and more efficient way of imaging hundreds of computers. We've looked at G4L, Ghost, RIS for Windows (Remember, we need linux and windows). We were thinking of using rsync if that was an option. What do you guys think?