Daniel Qarras wrote:
Hi all, this must have been discussed before but I can't find a clear answer with Google so here it goes: In large corporate/enterprise environments with hundreds or thousands workstations and laptops a centralized management tool is a must and any home-made scripting solution hacked by those two geeks working in the basement is too fragile solution so something proven and tested would be needed. For RHEL there's RHN/Satellite Server (1) which probably works, for Ubuntu there's Blueprint (2) coming, but is there anything that would support at least a mixture of Fedora/CentOS installations and is available free (in all meanings, ruling Satellite Server out)? Probably something like Yum + Cfengine could be bended to do most of the work but as said having a home made system for managing thousands of systems doesn't sound a bright idea. And just going 100% to RHEL is not always a solution as many developers will get benefits by using tools present in Fedora but not in RHEL and some hardware (especially laptops) are hard to get running without using the latest distro available.
Have you looked at Cobbler / Koan and puppet? http://cobbler.et.redhat.com/ http://reductivelabs.com/trac/puppet Rich. -- Emerging Technologies, Red Hat - http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/ Registered Address: Red Hat UK Ltd, Amberley Place, 107-111 Peascod Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1TE, United Kingdom. Registered in England and Wales under Company Registration No. 03798903
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