pulling yourself up by your bootstraps
I remember when installing and configuring a machine would take me a long time. I'd have to sit through the install procedure and carefully select the options I wanted installed. Once the installation was finished I would spend time customizing and tuning the installation to fit the specific needs of the project.
When I want to install a machine now, I select the type of installation I would like to perform and apply it to the machine and then just wait until I receive an email that the machine has finished.
The following sections describe what tools we use to install our machines and perform the initial installation.