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Cfengine I have been using Cfengine since 2007-02 to manage some aspects of our Linux Servers. Cfengine (as any automation tool) has a steep learning curve. It is difficult to climb out of the hole and get things up and running. In 2008 I came in contact with
DSH - Distributed Shell / Dancers Shell Very handy tool if you manage more than a couple of hosts. Homepage: <http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/software/dsh.html> My little dsh tidbit: howto dsh with a batch or script file. You should know that dsh will only be fun if you are using ssh with pulic-key authentication. Otherwise you'll find yourself typing passwords all day. If you don't know what that is, I suggest find out about it and come back once you are familiar with it. , ,
FAI - Fully Automatic Installation * <http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/> installation aptitude install fai-quickstart * Edit /etc/fai/fai.conf and /etc/fai/make-fai-nfsroot.conf * Don't forget to adjust FAI_DEBOOTSTRAP to use your preferred (local) Debian mirror. * Edit ,
Nagios Monitor your network with nagios Installation (Server) # server: aptitude install nagios2 # to configure a password for your default webinterface # user nagiosadmin run: dpkg-reconfigure nagios2-common Access your webinterface at <http://localhost/nagios2/> Verify your configuration: ,
Puppet Puppet is a system for automating system administration tasks. Home of puppet is <http://puppetlabs.com> Helpful links regarding puppet: * <http://planetpuppet.org> * <http://www.puppetcookbook.com> More in depth pages: puppet index puppet infrastructure ,
Setting up a PXE server A PXE server is very useful if you need to boot your client over network because you don't have a CD-ROM or floppy installed. This allows you to install your OS without the need of an USB-device attached to your PC. All you need is a network card with PXE functionality included. ,
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