[lug] configuration management
anselmi at anselmi.us
Sun Apr 24 20:56:57 MDT 2005
Daniel Webb wrote:
> I've been looking for a package to help with managing my many (10+) Linux
> systems. They are mostly similar, but of course each there are
> differences with each one.
cfengine was an early building block to meet your requirements. I think
using it alone doesn't scale very well.
A lot of people have done what you want to varying degrees. The site at:
will give you quite a bit of background on the issues. Their references
page has many interesting links. They won't exactly give you a plug and
play solution but you can duplicate their system if you take the time to
understand it. Based on my experience they're dead on in their push vs.
There are many tools that can fit into infrastructure management.
radmind is one (the authors used it on Mac a few years ago--the registry
was an obstacle for Windows and Linux packagers may well have been good
enough). Quattor is another that seems like a more complete solution,
but it was developed for cluster management so it might not be exactly
what you want.
Here's another paper that looks interesting. I wonder how their
approach compares to infrastructures.org:
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