Linux Centralized Administration

Paul Graydon paul at
Fri Jan 13 01:55:35 UTC 2012

On 01/12/2012 03:51 PM, chaim.rieger at wrote:
> 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.
.. you never update?  How frequently do you rebuild your entire server 
stack, weekly?


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