[CentOS] managing a rack full of centos servers

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Wed Jul 20 17:12:39 UTC 2011

2011/7/20  <m.roth at 5-cent.us>:
> Iain Morris wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Fajar Priyanto <fajarpri at arinet.org>
>> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Patrick Lists
>>> <centos-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>> On 07/20/2011 02:03 AM, Fajar Priyanto wrote:
>>>>> Redhat satellite can handle it. Too bad I don't know if there is foss
>>>>> alternative for it.
>>>> There is http://spacewalk.redhat.com/
>>> They have it? Awesome!
>>> Thanks for the info!!
>> Spacewalk is great, but be prepared for some significant configuration
>> time and energy.  Also, it requires Oracle (postgres is in progress
>> last I checked).  The "free" version of Oracle has a single processor
>> limitation.
> <snip>
> Two and a quarter years ago, I got stuck with Spacewalk where I had a
> short-term contract, and it was a horror. (Note that while I was working
> on it, it went from 0.4 to 0.5) As Iain said, it requires Oracle, and I
> found I had to add an addition setting to Oracle - the free version has a
> max of 1G of memory, and I had to max it out (I think I set shared memory
> in Oracle's control panel to 994M), just to get it to work. It's also
> complex to configure and use, so if you're not looking at dozens or
> hundreds of machines, I wouldn't use it.

Oracle named user license is very cheap ..


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