footprint is a tool that makes it easier to create and manage kickstart files. It allows you to define systems, create profiles for systems, and macros per distribution. It can create kickstart files on the fly, make custom initrd (ramdisks), create custom bootfloppies, and can manage your DHCP and PXE configuration.
SWDIST is a framework for software distribution, automated installation, and patch and configuration management. SWDIST is designed to support any package based Linux system. The actual implementation is tested for SUSE Linux only. It minimizes costs for roll-outs, updates, and configuration management. It provides consistent management of install and configuration sources. It supports an unlimited combinations of distributions, third-party software, patches, and architectures.