How to deploy and administrate a Windows infrastructure using opsi


OPSI for Administrators is designed specifically for sysadmins who would like to setup an IT asset management based on opsi.

  • how it works
  • how to install and configure the server
  • how to deploy clients
  • how to package your software for opsi.

Our trainers are experts in the implementation of opsi and work in collaboration with opsi upstream developers. All our trainers also conduct implementation of opsi projects for our customers. The trainings are conducted within your company with your teams.

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Training details

Training goals Methods
  • Understand the client / server architecture of opsi
  • Install, configure and deploy an IT infrastructure based on opsi
  • Theoretical contributions 60 %
  • Practical cases 40 %
Training target Prerequisite
  • Sysadmins
  • Basic knowledge about system administration fir Linux and Windows
  • 3 days


Training Content
OPSI : description and features

  • OPSI infrastructure and components
  • Basic features
    • automatic software distribution
    • automatic OS installation
    • hardware and software inventory
    • control
    • support for mutiple repositories servers
  • Available extensions
    • licenses management
    • MySQL backend
    • Nagios connector
    • installation at shutdown
    • local backup
    • users profiles management
    • WAN extension

Install and setup an opsi server

  • opsi-setup : configure and maintain opsi
  • server configuration
    • opsi-server
    • environment configuration (Samba, shares, PAM)
    • hosts parameters
    • depots configurations
    • logs management
Install and maintain a client OS using opsi

  • Localboot products: automatic software distribution
  • Netboot products: opsi linux boot images for Windows

Package your softwares for opsi

  • packages management using  opsi-winst : how it works, command lines, personnalize it
  • installation script anatomy: the main sections
  • installation script in details
    • definition and use of constants and variables
    • primary sections : sections details, syntax, examples
    • secondary sections : functionnal context setup – syntax, examples


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