I need to remotely provision (image) 32 Dell 620 servers (they have iDRAC installed), I will have system center 2012. I was thinking PXE boot and place images on the servers. I know I can use the iDRAC to remote boot a virtual ISO file and install the OS
that way. I am looking for a better faster and more pre-configured OS way.
I am used to using Shadow Protect (ghost like product) and making and placing 0 and 1 disk images on servers, I would like to continue along that vein. But with added ability to PXE boot and image the server that way. I am looking into clonezilla and want
any thoughts of success or failures with server 2012 deployment.
I understand that you can use system center 2012 to deploy images to your bare metal servers (lots of moving parts and looks pretty complicated) and that it will then deploy a VHD image file to your server. I am assuming that means it will boot to the VHD
file (hyper-v light) . I have heard this slows down disk read\writes and can cause some issues.
Thoughts with clear instructions please. Only link me to a website if it helps you to not type so much.
Also looking into the DELL KACE server.
Can anyone tell me if I need system center only or if I need Configuration Manager to image servers??
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