[CentOS] managing a rack full of centos servers

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Tue Jul 19 23:55:36 UTC 2011

On 7/19/2011 7:43 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> to date, I've done all my administration on a manual 1 at a time basis,
> as each system has been pretty much unique.
> its looking like I might need to setup a deployment of a dozen or 2
> basically identical machines, all running pretty much the same sorts of
> stuff.  I have zero experience with the sorts of management tools folks
> use to automate this type of configuration, both initial setup, and
> ongoing management (system updates, user application updates,
> configuration changes, etc).
> anyone care to suggest any such tools, maybe some real-world pros and
> cons?   of course, being centos, I prefer FOSS tools.   for various
> reasons, this environment likely will NOT be virtualized (although I may
> emulate a test setup with vmware).
webmin is a good free option depending on your admin needs.

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