centeralized server management solutions

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Sat Feb 20 15:35:41 CST 2010


On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 01:29:38PM -0600, Mehmet Akcin wrote:
> Centralized solution and server wont be on the same network , but each will have internet access
> Drac cards come with Compact Flash cards
> Bandwidth may not be quite fast and latency might be higher when connecting to the centralized solution.
> Monitoring can be apart from the server maintenance solution as I already primarily use cacti/nagios/IMapper.

You didn't specify what OS'es you deploy, but for Linux/Red Hat-like 
systems: PXE boot, Kickstart [1], Puppet [2], Bacula [3].  
PXE/Kickstart/Puppet can be managed with Cobbler [4].  Foreman [5] 
is an alternative for managing Puppet hosts.

[1] http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-5-manual/Installation_Guide-en-US/pt-install-advanced-deployment.html

[2] http://reductivelabs.com/products/puppet/

[3] http://www.bacula.org/en/

[4] https://fedorahosted.org/cobbler/

[5] http://theforeman.org/




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