FAI is a non-interactive system to install, customize and manage Linux systems and software configurations on computers as well as virtual machines and chroot environments, from small networks to large-scale infrastructures like clusters and cloud environments.

It's a tool for unattended mass deployment of Linux. You can take one or more virgin PC's, turn on the power, and after a few minutes, the systems are installed, and completely configured to your exact needs, without any interaction necessary.

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Motto: Plan your installation, and FAI installs your plan.

NEWS

  • [24 Oct 2014] FAI 4.3 released, btrfs support added
  • [31 Aug 2014] FAI 4.2.3 released, adding Jessie support
  • [3 Jun 2014] FAI 4.2 released, new ISO images created
  • [15 September 2011] CentOS and Scientific Linux Cern support more ...
  • [21 Dec 2009] The FAI project celebrates its 10th anniversary.
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Features

  • Installs and updates Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, SUSE, ...
  • Centralized deployment and configuration management
  • Installs virtual machines using KVM, XEN or VirtualBox and Vserver
  • Easy set up of software RAID and LVM
  • Full remote control via ssh during installation
  • Integrated disaster recovery system
  • Every stage can be customized via hooks



FAI is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or any later version.