[CentOS] question on managing multiple boxes

Matthias Blankenhaus matthiasblankenhaus at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 4 20:10:31 UTC 2009

--- On Tue, 8/4/09, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> 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)

You could use a cluster shell like C3 or pdsh for this.  Both are open source projects.  With C3, for instance, you can define your nodes as part of a cluster and then simply run shell commands against the entire cluster or, if wanted, against a sub set of nodes. 


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