centeralized server management solutions

Mehmet Akcin mehmet at
Sat Feb 20 19:29:38 UTC 2010 few months ago I was wondering which vendor to pick that has the best global delivery experience and deliver quality product..

after few weeks of research decided to go with Dell.

There are few options for centralized management such as pushing images, backing up, restoring/re-installing servers for Dell servers using DRAC cards.

KACE which recently was bought by dell is one option, Dell OpenManage seems another option with less options available.

What are your thoughts / suggestions on centralized management solutions for Dell servers with DRAC cards?.

Few things to keep in mind. 

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.

appreciate help on this.


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