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Been a user of VMware Workstation since the 2.0.x days - one minor correction to your description, though - it doesn't run "Novell", it runs "NetWare". Novell is a company; NetWare is one product delivered by the company, along with SUSE Linux and several other non-operating system products.
One thing that I've been looking for information about (and hopefully someone can help me out here) is a means to send images out on a network using multicast.
Currently, I use Norton Ghost for this, but I hate having to use a Windows system to image my Linux systems (I typically restore about 10-15 systems a week for a classroom setup). I've read over the partimage information and it seems the recommendation is to distribute the image file(s) to a partition on each hard drive and then use partimage to restore it. Thing is, I'm starting from a bare metal restore, and can't have any dependencies on the local drive having anything in particular on it. I also don't want to have to use a significant portion of the relatively small drive to hold an image file to be restored, but would rather see something like Norton's "Ghostcast" functionality.
Are there any projects out there that can meet these requirements?