[CentOS] Spacewalk or Puppet?
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Wed Nov 4 13:46:14 UTC 2009
On 11/04/2009 01:39 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> How well do any of these tools work when the hosts are widely distributed or
> distributed with groups in different locations?
> And how do they handle IP
> assignment on multiple NICs? Do you need DHCP capability on all segments or do
> you need to know all the MAC addresses and the cable connectivity starting out?
You only need that for the initial provisioning setup, once the machine
is running - neither of the tools need any info on network stacks ( but
you are welcome to plumb in whatever you need / want ). DHCP isnt ideal
when setup in smaller clusters over a widely spread out, geographically,
> Also, do they provide a version-controlled history with a way to easily find
> when a change was made and undo it?
You dont really need that with platform / state - but its a must for
policy and role control - All the major tools in that space encourage
use of a VCS backed with layered ACL's if need : puppet/cfengine/chef/bcfg2
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