This guide was written for Ubuntu 18.04 with CloneDeploy 1.4.0 and Mono  There may be variances with other versions.



  • A DHCP Server
  • Assign your server a static IP

Install Web Application

sudo su
apt -y install gnupg ca-certificates
apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys 3FA7E0328081BFF6A14DA29AA6A19B38D3D831EF
echo "deb stable-bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-official-stable.list
apt update
apt-get -y install mono-devel libapache2-mod-mono apache2 udpcast liblz4-tool mkisofs
wget " 1.4.0/clonedeploy-1.4.0.tar.gz"
tar xvzf clonedeploy-1.4.0.tar.gz
cd clonedeploy
cp clonedeploy.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/
mkdir /var/www/html/clonedeploy
cp -r frontend /var/www/html/clonedeploy
cp -r api /var/www/html/clonedeploy
cp -r tftpboot /
ln -s ../../images /tftpboot/proxy/bios/images
ln -s ../../images /tftpboot/proxy/efi32/images
ln -s ../../images /tftpboot/proxy/efi64/images
ln -s ../../kernels /tftpboot/proxy/bios/kernels
ln -s ../../kernels /tftpboot/proxy/efi32/kernels
ln -s ../../kernels /tftpboot/proxy/efi64/kernels
mkdir -p /cd_dp/images
mkdir /cd_dp/resources
mkdir /var/www/.mono
mkdir /etc/mono/registry
chown -R www-data:www-data /tftpboot /cd_dp /var/www/html/clonedeploy /var/www/.mono /etc/mono/registry
chmod 1777 /tmp
sysctl fs.inotify.max_user_instances=1024
echo fs.inotify.max_user_instances=1024 >> /etc/sysctl.conf
a2ensite clonedeploy
service apache2 restart

Install Database

Change cduser and mypass to something else.

apt-get -y install mysql-server
create database clonedeploy;
CREATE USER 'cduser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypass';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON clonedeploy.* TO 'cduser'@'localhost';
mysql clonedeploy < cd.sql -v

Open /var/www/html/clonedeploy/api/Web.config with a text editor and change the following values:

xx_marker1_xx to your cduser database password you created earlier
On that same line change Uid=root to Uid=cduser
xx_marker2_xx to some random characters(a-z and numeric only), probably should be a minimum of 8

Install Samba Server

apt-get -y install samba
addgroup cdsharewriters
useradd cd_share_ro
useradd cd_share_rw -G cdsharewriters
adduser www-data cdsharewriters

The following two commands will prompt you to create passwords for the smb share for a read only user and a read write user. Remember these passwords, you will need them again during the Web Interface Initial Setup.

smbpasswd -a cd_share_ro
smbpasswd -a cd_share_rw
echo "[cd_share]
path = /cd_dp
valid users = @cdsharewriters, cd_share_ro
create mask = 02775
directory mask = 02775
guest ok = no
writable = yes
browsable = yes
read list = @cdsharewriters, cd_share_ro
write list = @cdsharewriters
force create mode = 02775
force directory mode = 02775
force group = +cdsharewriters" >> /etc/samba/smb.conf
chown -R www-data:cdsharewriters /cd_dp
chmod -R 2775 /cd_dp
service smbd restart

Install TFTP Server

apt-get -y install tftpd-hpa
echo "TFTP_USERNAME=\"root\"
TFTP_OPTIONS=\"-s -m /tftpboot/remap\"" > /etc/default/tftpd-hpa
service tftpd-hpa restart
service apache2 restart

Post Install Setup

  1. Open the CloneDeploy Web Interface
  1. Login with
clonedeploy / password
  1. Upon login you will be greeted with the Initial Setup Page
  2. Fill out the fields and click Finalize Setup
  3. Enjoy!

Fix ISO/USB Generation Bug

A bug in 1.4.0 has already been discovered that prevents the iso / usb generation from working properly.  To fix:


and place it in /var/www/html/clonedeploy/api/bin/ , overwriting the original.

Next Step

Select a Client Boot Method


in Getting Started