If you plan to perform an unattended installation of OpenVZ, you can use a kickstart file. A kickstart file is a simple text file containing the information used by the OpenVZ installer to install and configure your physical server. The format of kickstart files used in OpenVZ installations is similar to that used to perform an unattended installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). To create a kickstart file, you can use your favorite text editor.

You can include in your OpenVZ kickstart file two groups of options:

  • The first group comprises the same options that you use when installing any RHEL-like distribution.
  • The second group comprises the options specific to OpenVZ.

Both groups of options are described in the following sections in detail.