Linux Cients

This guide focuses on managing Linux clients in opsi environments, covering several key aspects:

  • Automatic OS Installation

  • Adding and integrating Linux computers into opsi (installation of the Client Agent)

  • Deploying standard software on the opsi server

  • Deploying standard software on Linux clients

  • Creating opsi packages and packaging your own software

  • Notes on Linux clients

    • Special commands for Linux

    • Directories you may use

To manage Linux clients, it’s essential to have an opsi Server already installed and operational.

Conventions and Notations

In this manual, we adhere to specific conventions for spelling and emphasis:

  • File and directory names are presented in proportional font.

  • Longer commands and listings are contained in separate boxes. These can be conveniently transferred using copy & paste:

this is a command
  • opsi-script code is displayed like this:

Message "Installing "+ $ProductId$ +" ..."
  • Elements in <angle brackets> indicate placeholders that you need to replace with their actual values. For instance, the file share containing opsi packages is referred to as <opsi-depot-share>. On an actual server, this is typically found at /var/lib/opsi/depot. Hence, the software package <opsi-depot-share>/ooffice would be located at /var/lib/opsi/depot/ooffice.

  • Menu entries and button labels are formatted in italics.

  • Keyboard keys and combinations are enclosed in square brackets, for example, [C], [Ctrl]+[C], etc.