Datacenter Management Software
shane at hathawaymix.org
Tue Oct 23 16:54:04 MDT 2007
Mike Lovell wrote:
> I have a question about software for managing LOTS of machines in a
> datacenter. Here's what my situation is. Currently, I manage 2
> datacenters that contain a total of about 400 machines. Plus we are
> growing at about 25 machines a month and have a few more datacenters on
> the roadmap. The operating system is Debian Etch. What I am wanting to
> do is have a tool that will somewhat automate the process of installing
> and configuring the software on new machines. I would really like a
> utility that I can define roles and assign machines to different roles.
> Also, a hook into dhcp would nice since all of the ip addressing is
> managed by dhcp and all of the OS installs are done through dhcp and
> PXE. Do any of you know of any utility out there that does anything like
> this? I would prefer something that is open source but I can go with a
> commercial solution. Any thoughts on this?
cfengine, man. You need cfengine.
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