Caster is the application that simplifies the management and image restoration of operating systems on a large number of computers using the multicast technique.
Caster was wrote as a part of BSc thesis: Multicast application distribution system.
- efficient differential storage system
- customized ACK-based multicast protocol
- online system’s image creation and customization
- customized system’s images, ie. network configuration, computer name and more…
- works with Windows and Linux based system images
- on-fly compression and decompression using LZO
- dynamic multicast groups
- PXE-based system configuration menu
- restores 20 computers with 20GB Windows images within less than 10 minuts on 1Gbps network
Source Code: http://git.ayufan.eu/caster