centeralized server management solutions

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 16:48:49 CST 2010


Sorry for top post, posting from bb.

Spacewalk is the open source upstream of redhat satellite. Can be used
for installation/provisioning and config management. Ties in well with
puppet and func.

On 2/20/10, Chuck Anderson <cra at wpi.edu> wrote:
> 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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