Linux Centralized Administration

chaim.rieger at chaim.rieger at
Fri Jan 13 01:51:58 UTC 2012

On 1/12/2012 4:43 PM, Jimmy Hess wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Paul Stewart<paul at>  wrote:
>> Today, we manually do YUM updates to all the CentOS servers . just an
>> example but a good one.  I have heard there are some open source solutions
>> similar to that of Red Hat Network?
> Something to think about before attempting to centrally manage, your
> systems actually have to be centrally manageable -- that doesn't happen
> automatically and requires extra work.
this is why i never update. i would rather build a new image and deploy 
it to the thousands of servers than worry about updates. be it an 
openssh security notice, or new ntp configuration, for me it is easier 
to rebuild servers than update config files.

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