Log in to a machine that is accessible to the management server using NFS or HTTP.
Choose whether to use the entire distribution Kickstart file shown in Example 3–2, or the required-RPMs-only Kickstart file shown in Example 3–3. Copy the chosen configuration data into a file, for example, n1gc-ks.cfg.
If you chose the required-RPMs-Kickstart file, you must also manually install additional RPMs as described in To Install RPMs Required by the N1 System Manager From the CD-ROMs.
If you plan to use dynamic IP addressing, replace each network statement in the Kickstart file using the following syntax:
network --device ethx --bootproto dhcp
where ethx is the port, for example, eth0.
If you plan to use static IP addressing, make the following changes in each of the network statements.
Replace ip with the Ethernet port IP address.
Replace nameserver with the IP address of the corporate name server. If you want to use more than one name server, separate each name server IP address with a comma. For example: --nameserver 184.108.40.206,220.127.116.11.
Replace hostname with the name of your management server.
If desired, you can combine static and dynamic IP addressing for the ETH ports. Modify the network settings according to your chosen reference architecture.
Save the Kickstart file to an NFS or HTTP directory on the Kickstart server.
Install Linux on the management server using the Kickstart file you created.
Install the internationally compliant Perl module as described in Installing the Internationally Compliant Perl Module
Configure the mail service as described in Configuring the Management Server Mail Service and Account.
Enable FTP as described in Enabling FTP on the Management Server.
Update the /etc/hosts file as described in Updating the /etc/hosts File.