Preseeding is a way to configure the Debian Installer non-interactively. During installation, a special text file can be downloaded over HTTP, this file can provide answers to the installer questions.
After installation, a custom shell script will be downloaded and run in the target environment to prepare host for remote use (an admin account will be created, SSH keys will be configured, optionally a Salt Minion will be installed and will start on the next boot).
debops.preseed - Manage Debian Preseeding configuration with Ansible Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Maciej Delmanowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Robin Schneider <email@example.com> Copyright (C) 2015-2016 DebOps https://debops.org/ This Ansible role is part of DebOps. DebOps is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation. DebOps is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with DebOps. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.