[CentOS] Spacewalk or Puppet?

Christoph Maser cmr at financial.com
Wed Nov 4 21:45:18 UTC 2009


Am Mittwoch, den 04.11.2009, 20:46 +0100 schrieb Les Mikesell:
> nate wrote:
> >
> >> But will the tool do these changes for me?
> >
> > The tool will do anything you tell it to, it's a generic tool.
>
> OK, but if I have to write the script, why wouldn't I just write the
> script my way and automate it over ssh which already works instead of
> learning some new language and having to install some new agent
> everywhere to run it?

Just a small real life example. Every now and then we find that some
webservers on our farm do not have a specific sysctl config set (tcp fin
timeout). If you fix that with an ssh loop or mussh you have it fixed
now, just until you add a new server to the farm month later. If you use
a management tool it will find that this particular server belongs to
the farm and should have it set, does it for you and activates it. How
do you do that with manual interaction?

Chris


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