6.6. Installations via PXE Servers

Kickstart files you use to perform an unattended installation of Virtuozzo 7 and Virtuozzo Storage over a network contain a cluster authentication password in plain text. Attackers may intercept the password and gain access to your cluster. To secure your system, do one of the following:

  • Physically isolate the network where the PXE server is located from all other (potentially insecure) networks.
  • Install Virtuozzo 7 via the PXE server but do not set up a Virtuozzo Storage cluster. Once the installation is complete, manually deploy the cluster in your network using the Virtuozzo Storage password-based authentication mechanism.