cobbler-register - create a Cobbler system record
cobbler-register [--server=<cobbler.example.org>] --profile=<cobbler-profile-name> [--fqdn=<hostname>]
Running cobbler-register on a system will create a Cobbler system record for that system on a remote Cobbler server. No changes will be made on the system itself.
When installing new machines into a Cobbler managed datacenter/lab, it helps to not have to manually enter in the
network information for those systems. Using
cobbler-register either from a kickstart or a live environment (or even
SSH) can help seed the Cobbler database.
Network information is discovered automatically for all physical interfaces.
cobbler-register will attempt to
discover the hostname, though if localhost.localdomain is found, it will have to use some other data for the Cobbler
system record. This is probably not what you want, so specify
--fqdn in this instance to override that registration
For this to work, the
register_new_installs setting must be enabled on the remote Cobbler server.
When the remote system record is created, for safety reasons, it will be set in Cobbler to be “netboot disabled”. Use
cobbler system edit --name=foo --netboot-enabled=1 to set the machine to reinstall, where “foo” is the name of the
new system record.
cobbler-register respects the COBBLER_SERVER variable to specify the Cobbler server to use. This is a convenient way
to avoid using the
--server option. This variable is set automatically on systems installed via Cobbler, assuming
standard kickstart templates are used. If you need to change this on an installed system, edit
Reading the Koan manpage, www.cobbler.github.io or this Readthedocs-Project is highly recommended.