[CentOS-virt] virtual sprawl - managing password changes

Fri May 16 18:58:09 UTC 2008
Jeff Larsen <jlar310 at gmail.com>

We are using the free VMware Server on CentOS 4. Almost all of our VMs
are CentOS 4 as well. We have 7 VMware hosts with about 40 total
virtual machines. It's been a very successful architecture for us.

I'm wondering how the rest of the community is managing updates of
root (and other local account) passwords in a virtual sprawl
environment (or a physical environment with lots of hosts).

I have read about things like expect, puttycs, centralize with kerberos, etc.

But I'm not looking for "options" here, I want to hear actual
experiences! What has worked for you, what hasn't worked? Or do you
feel that the chance for failure is to great and the results too