Posted Jul 23, 2009 14:51 UTC (Thu) by epa
In reply to: Why Fedora?
Parent article: A kernel.org update
The point is to be in a situation where no one server is 'important'. If you have a render farm, or a webserver farm, you should anyway be able to survive the loss of one or two machines, so it shouldn't be too difficult to upgrade them one after the other using an automated mechanism such as Kickstart. (After testing the new release on your test system, of course.)
If you can't do this, and you have particular machines which have to stay up, and odd bits of configuration meaning you cannot install a new box fully automatically, then Fedora is probably not a suitable choice. (Myself I package almost everything as RPMs, and keep locally modified /etc files in version control, so installing a new server from scratch is not too painful. I would automate it even further if I had more than one box to worry about.)
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