Unattended installation monitoring
To avoid manual troubleshooting for hosts that could not be brought up for some reason or brought up in a possibly bad/incomplete state,it would be nice to know where things went wrong. In Kickstart/preseed itself this might be not be possible ( not entirely sure ), but for eg., ( fsweetser on irc mentioned this ) a summary page listing status of hosts - whether the build process has started or not, in transition, complete, complete with warnings/errors etc. could be useful.
#1 Updated by Jochen Schalanda over 8 years ago
Not really Foreman specific but really useful:
The Debian/Ubuntu installer and RHEL Kickstart support logging to a remote syslog host during installation.
For RHEL/CentOS it's documented in 28.10. Starting a Kickstart Installation (see
For Debian/Ubuntu Linux the necessary kernel parameters are unfortunately not documented but you can simply add the
log_host and if necessary the
log_port (default is 514) parameters to the kernel line in your boot loader.
Prerequisite for this is a central log host listening on
514/udp which will aggregate the log messages.