Oct 26 – 30, 2009
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Linux Desktop Management with old school NFS-root boot

Oct 29, 2009, 4:30 PM
Bldg. 66 Auditorium (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Bldg. 66 Auditorium

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1, Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA, 94720 USA
Desktop Management Desktop Management I


Christopher Huhn (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH)


The standard Linux desktops at GSI received their operating system via NFS and not from the local hard drive since the last millennium. Since then this policy has been enhanced to work with shared read-only OS images that provide advanced security and fast OS deployment and upgrades. Image generation and configuration management of NFS-root desktops is completely integrated into our infrastructure for standalone servers. My talk will give an overview of the currently used techniques, the shortcomings of this approach and an outlook on our future plans.

Primary author

Christopher Huhn (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH)

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