Diskless Remote Boot in Linux (DRBL) provides a diskless or systemless environment for client machines. It works on Debian, Mandriva, Red Hat, Fedora, and SuSE. Unlike LTSP, it uses distributed hardware resources and makes it possible for clients to fully access local hardware. It also includes Clonezilla, a partitioning and disk cloning utility similar to Symantec Ghost.
Clonezilla is a partition or disk cloning tool similar to Symantec Ghost. It saves and restores only blocks in use on the hard drive if the file system is supported. For unsupported file systems, dd is used instead. It has been used to clone a 5 GB system to 40 clients in about 10 minutes.
PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted network access control (NAC) system. It includes a captive portal for registration and remediation, centralized wired and wireless management, 802.1X support, layer-2 isolation of problematic devices, and integration with the Snort IDS and the Nessus vulnerability scanner. It can be used to effectively secure networks, from small to very large heterogeneous networks.
PacketFence Zero Effort NAC (ZEN) is a network access control (NAC) system. It supports registration of new network devices, detection of abnormal network activities, isolation of problematic devices, remediation through a captive portal, registration-based and scheduled vulnerability scans, VLAN isolation with VoIP support (even in heterogeneous environments) for multiple switch vendors, support for 802.1X through a FreeRADIUS module, wireless integration with FreeRADIUS, DHCP fingerprinting, and more. It consists of a fully installed and preconfigured version of PacketFence inside a VMWare image.