[CentOS] Systems management with "func" (new Fedora project)

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Wed Oct 31 14:51:37 UTC 2007

There's a systems management app several of us are working on in Fedora 
space many of you may be interested in... 


Basically func is a way to address multiple-systems at once, like SSH, 
but with much easier certificate distribution and pluggable XMLRPC 
modules (written in Python), and easy scriptability.    Func's 
certmaster can also be used to distribute certificates to other programs 
for use in their communications.   You can read more on the project page.

There are some interesting demo apps bundled with it, like an inventory 
application (that uses git for storing differences), and a script which 
can tell you which computers on your network have exploding laptop 
batteries :)    There are also some neat modules that can gather data 
from nagios plugins without having to actually have nagios installed.

Anyhow, if you are interested, check out the project page and join the 
mailing list.    We have func already submitted to Fedora, it should be 
in EPEL shortly, and if someone wants to include this in CentOS testing 
that's great too.   We are very interested in people contributing new 
modules and scripts for things they find interesting/useful.

Feedback/ideas/comments welcome.



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