[CentOS] question on managing multiple boxes

Alan Sparks asparks at doublesparks.net
Tue Aug 4 19:35:38 UTC 2009

Jerry Geis wrote:
> How do admins handle a situation with many boxes like 50 for example.
> If I wish to tell 50 boxes to run a handful of commands - how is that done?
> (I mean without actually logging into 1,2,3,4...X  and executing the 
> commands)
> Thanks,
> Jerry
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Depending on situation, either by using a config management system like
puppet or cfengine, or by using a tool like dssh or clusterssh.

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