m23 is a software deployment system for Debian GNU/Linux servers which allows to install and administer Linux clients via network. It can partition and format clients and install Debian, (K/X)Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse, elementary OS and CentOS operating systems on virtual and physical clients. Group functions allow the comfortable update and installation of further packages during operation. Mass installation functions simplify the administration chores. m23 has a web interface. Backup functions are implemented for server and clients. Scripts and software packages can be created using the web interface to make m23 even more flexible.
m23 is available as iso file for server installation, deb for installation on a Debian server, iso file for Raspberry Pi and as preinstalled virtual machine.
16.301 Nov 2016 20:49
The latest version, 16.3, released in October 2016, simplifies the m23 administrators' work by introducing a dialog for managing GPG keys and creating a shortcut to the settings that are necessary if you need to run an m23-managed network behind a proxy server. Security improvements include the addition of an option to sign local package sources. A new command line tool opens the possibility of modifying the m23 source code in a plugin-like way, by replacing or dropping the code in predefined regions.
16.205 May 2016 13:34
From this version on, the Linux remote installation tool m23 offers support for m23 clients using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. Friends of the Univention Corporate Servers will be happy to hear that the m23 app is now available in the Univention App Center.
15.221 Sep 2015 20:37
m23 15.2 now offers support for Debian 8 (Jessie) on server and clients, and allows to install Linux Mint 17.1 and 17.2 via network. A new simple firewall has been added to the default installation, which can be configured from inside the web interface. Automated mirror selection takes care of smooth installations, even if there's a server outage.
15.114 May 2015 21:55
This release adds support for UEFI, improves the included script editor, heavily speeds up transfer of large files, features fully reworked and exhaustively tested format/partition routines. The website now features an online demo of the software.
14.217 Aug 2014 16:08
The latest version of m23 extends the spectrum of supported client distributions by adding support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17 Qiana. For Linux Mint, the desktop environments Mate, Cinnamon, Xfce and KDE are available - for Ubuntu, there are a minimal KDE/Kubuntu Desktop, Unity (3D), Xfce, the Lubuntu Desktop and Gnome.