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Why should I use a Dockerfile instead of a batch script? [migrated]

I'm new to Docker and feeling my way around. My plan is to build a typical web app using Nginx+Rails+Postgress, all of which will be in the one container. I'm not (currently) doing anything complex ...
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Unattended silent install of Java on OS X Lion/Mountain Lion (OS X 10.7, 10.8)

As Java is not installed by defaults on Lion and Mountain Lion systems (OS X 10.7, 10.8) I would like to deploy it to all machines on our network. I understand that I can simply download the .pkg and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 preseed host form dns

if try to automate an Ubuntu 14.04 server installation, all questions are answers except one. The server get his ip and hostname via a dnsmasq. I tried in this section # Any hostname and domain names ...
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Windows 2012 Autounattend still asking about disk configuration

I'm a huge fan of automation and so on, so having the ability to do this is kinda important. In this instance, we're naming the file Autounattend.xml, putting it in the root of the boot disk, and ...
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VMware ESX Server - Automated infrastructure and VM Provisioning [closed]

We would like to automate test infrastructure deployment for test automation with Jenkins. That's greatly appreciated if you can share your experiences and any tools to be suggested. Should the script ...
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Which of these components should I be using in my Windows 7 x64 deployment answer file?

We are creating an answer file in Windows System Image Manager to automate deployments of Windows 7 Professional (x64) on new PCs we buy for the office: One of the tasks we are automating is wiping ...
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Hard drive is not detected at early stage of unattended installation

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). This preseed file contains multiple ...
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Determining the minimum set of packages while building a customized Ubuntu install CD

I am customizing an Ubuntu install CD. The requirements are that everything needed be included on the CD. I'd also like to remove everything that's not needed. The use case is not a general purpose ...
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Unattended installation with preseed — give a custom device to partman-auto

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive and a preseed file on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). On the ML110 and ML310, the hard drive ...
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Unattended installation of Ubuntu from USB drive — Not mounted correctly

I'm doing an unattended installation of Ubuntu-14.04-server with a USB drive on different type of servers (HP Proliant ML110, ML310, ML350). In some cases, the USB drive is incorrectly mounted on ...
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How to configure ssh access for an unattended linux-distro ISO image for local development env similar to accessing cloud service VM instances?

I configured Packer to build unattended ISO installs of various Debian-derived distros to VMware fusion. As I configure the VMs manually for ssh access, it times out and the build artifacts created ...
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How Can I Determine Which ./configure Options are Currently “Activated”?

I ran ./configure on a project a long time ago after tweaking multiple options, but now I want to add an option to the rather long list of current options. I do not remember what options I used, so I ...
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Auto run WDS installation with BIOS password

I wonder if it's possible to auto start a WDS installation on a client without the need to input the BIOS password. What I want to say, is I don't want to delete the bios password from the client ...
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automated linux deployment and config management at small scale - is it worth it?

I'm about to deploy ~25 servers running Debian. The machines will have different roles - web servers, Java appservers, proxies, MySQL boxes. The environment will probably not grow much in the future - ...
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How to silently uninstall then reinstall Quicktime remotely/programattically

We have a Scholastic program that uses Quicktime to do audio playback and recording. Unfortunately for me, when I created my image, I didn't know that installing too high a version of Quicktime would ...
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Scripting out the installation of Team City agents

We have a reasonable-sized Team City installation and currently I am planning to add another 25 agents, 5 agents per machine. So far I was doing the installation manually: Log into the server ...
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Unattended Install of Windows using Powershell and Hyper-V

Is this possible? I have a script that gets up to the point of Installing Windows Server 2008. However it gets up literally to the "Click Next......etc etc..." and I want to be able to integrate this ...
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SQL 2008 R2 automated install w/ configuration file - The credentials you provided for the SQL Server Agent service are invalid

I am doing an automated installation of SQL Server 2008 R2. I have a new VMware guest with Windows 2008 R2 and ran the SQL Server 2008 R2 setup to create a configuration file. I am only installing the ...
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How do I automate installation of the MSMQ components on a Windows client?

I'm looking at message queueing for client/server communication in a new product. One of the problems with MSMQ is that it's not installed by default on most Windows desktops, and that it doesn't seem ...
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How to Install Skype domain-wide

You know Live Messenger is over and we have to migrate to Skype. I got two choices to do that on 40+ computers under the domain. Give standard users permission to install software. ...
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fully automated install of virtualbox tools in windows 7

I'm making an unattended install of windows. Part of it is installing virtualbox guest additions, which is run by the installer due to the following entry in Autounattend.xml: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Looking for an automated method to install and configure SNMP on servers

I have an enviornment with 30 Windows servers (Server 2003 and a few 2008 systems). We are now looking at monitoring solutions, but the first item that we need to accompilish is getting SNMP ...
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Install .EXE without displaying windows [closed]

I want to install an .exe file without displaying windows, by supplying value to parameters ? How can i do from Commands or script not in UI ?
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start linux installation from a linux

Need to network install ubuntu/centos after preparing RAID/BIOS/Firmware. Right now, a machine first boots into a tiny linux kernel(resides in memory) and run scripts handling all the above hardware ...
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Install Java 1.7 non-interatively on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to install Java 1.7 on several machines and hence I want to do it using a script. The problem is the installation asks for certain options (to be specific 'Y', then 'OK' and finally 'Yes'). I ...
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BAD ARCHIVE MIRROR using PXE BOOT method

i m trying to automatically install UBUNTU on a client PC by using the method of PXE BOOT method....my Objectives are below:- i m following the steps given in this link installation using PXE BOOT ...
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Remote Windows 7 Imaging

Over the next few months I will have the need to image windows laptop with our customized windows image. Normally WDS is fantastic for this, but these laptops (30-60 at a time) could pop up anywhere ...
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Suppress chrome's first-time dialog on linux

I'm trying to install google chrome using puppet on a bunch of linux machines (SLES 12) and I don't want any dialogs that the user has to answer before they can start browsing. This is mainly because ...
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Bash script to install PostgreSQL

I'm trying to write a bash script to install PostgreSQL server on a Debian 6 VPS. I keep wiping the server and I'm like to write something to auto-install it. #!/bin/bash export ...
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Unable to force Debian to do unattended install… libc6 wants interactive confirm

I'm trying to create a script that forces a Debian Lenny install to install the latest version of CRAN R. During the install it appears libc6 is upgraded and the install wants interactive confirm that ...
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Remote deployment of OS X as an full version upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.7,10.8, or 10.9 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I ...
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Using virt-install and http preseed to do unattended ubuntu 10.04 install

The virt-install command line I used is below sudo virt-install kvm ubuntu -v sudo virt-install -v -n golden-egg -r 256 --disk path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/golden-egg.qcow2,size=5 --os-type ...
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How to achieve ubuntu automatic installation with help of USBDRIVE?

I wants to place Ubuntu 13.04 Server edition ISO Image to USB pendrive and then automatic installation by help of this usbdrive. I perform following steps: (1) Format the pendrive, Assuming my ...
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How do I preseed a pointopoint option in Debian?

How can I preseed a pointopoint connection for the Debian installer? The following option didn't work. d-i netcfg/get_pointopoint string 10.10.10.10 I need it because the default gateway for the ...
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“cannot receive new filesystem stream: invalid backup stream” error when unpacking flash archive on solaris 10

I've searched around but i'm having no luck with some peculiar behavior with a flash archive. I'm using HP Server Automation 9.14 to deploy the OS. I'm creating a Solaris 10 flash archive to create ...
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how-to deploy files to several nodes on network automatically?

need to push(deploy) few batch files to the machines on a network. All nodes are running Windows. The batch files contain some commands to initialize an env on each node. what ways can this be ...
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Creating an NSIS installer for ConfigMgr that will cause ConfigMgr client to initiate a restart

I have been using NSIS to create install packages for applications developed by our in-house development staff for several years, and we have recently switched from an alternative product to ConfigMgr ...
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Installing Debian with PXE and preseed and dynamic IP address, but configure it finally with static IP address

I had setup an infrastructure for automatic installation of Debian based machines. It uses PXE booting with DHCP and TFTP servers, and preseed to automate the OS installation. What I want is: use ...
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How do I remotely deploy a software package on Linux system?

I have a software package I wrote in Mono and I want to be able to deploy it to Ubuntu server as part of my move to continuous integration and deployment work flow. I was wondering if there is a ...
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Autounattended.xml & GPT partitions

We are trying to setup an unattended install of windows 7 to a gpt partition on a Lenovo U410, which has UEFI bios. This webpage outlines how to format the disk for GPT. If add the default ...
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Where does the preseed file go for Ubuntu server iso install?

I'm installing a bunch of Ubuntu Server VMs from ISO, and would like to edit the ISO to include a custom preseed. I have all the docs here: ...
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MDT Install Error

I have recently imaged a machine, and I have got this error when it gets to the installing OS stage - windows could not display the images available for installation I've never come across this ...
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Cannot seem to get Ubuntu Kickstart and preseed to cooperate with partitioning

I am trying to set up a minimal installation for some Ubuntu 12.04 workstations where I can pop in a CD-ROM, hit enter a couple times, and have it build me a ready-made system for imaging and ...
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Unable to change schema of a Publication Database using TSQL (Ready-roll): being forced stop replication

I am trying to apply schema changes using T-SQL (using Ready-Roll database source control tool with Octopus Deployment) to a Publication database however it is forcing me stop Replication for the ...
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Automating the creation of SQL servers

VMWare has a tool called vFabric Data Directory which allows you to automate building SQL, Postgress and Oracle servers using VMWare. Is there something simular to this that will work for Hyper-V? I ...
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What are the benefits of using Puppet and Foreman in deploying virtual machines?

I am new in using virtualization technologies. I have read about Puppet and Foreman. If I am not mistaken, these software are used to automate the process of installing and configuring servers, for ...
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Automation Methods - Templates or Scripting

Background We setup very large systems which consist of many different types of servers, switches, and routers. These systems are then shipped out to different locations and are turned on ready to ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04: How does one configure the firewall during installation?

I'm following instructions to automate the installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 using kickstart. It works well for automatically partitioning the drives, selecting languages etc. However, it doesn't ...
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How to make my very own ubuntu minimal install?

I have made a complete application solution built on top of ubuntu. Now that I have this ready; i'm looking to make my very own install of ubuntu (the smallest footprint possible with only the very ...
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Solaris 11.1 AI client: HTTP connection times out

I am trying to install a client off the current 11.1 automated installation (AI) image. I have not modified any manifests and just run the default config after "installadm create-service" which should ...