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managing Linux Farms (what do you use?)

Link to this post 17 Jun 11

Distros: suse 85%, RH15%;

gona, be taking over the design of the new "management" part of the Linux farm. they want to use, novels ZLM. but want me to
do a discovery for if that's really the best tool.

does anyone use ZLM? how do you like it? what does everyone else use? puppet? Cfengine? scripts?

goals what be:
patch management
configuration management


Link to this post 18 Jun 11

I've used cfengine for a group of servers few years ago, I've never dealt with it in a big datacenter, I know ZLM but I've never used it

Link to this post 26 Feb 13

Hi there,

I tried ZCM (new version of ZLM) i only subscribed to the patch management module. I found the tool extremely buggy. So after a while I decided to found a new solution and that is novell SMT which is free. Its also a bit buggy but free. If you find a great SM tool for both rhel and sles please let me know. You cant really controle which packages to pathc in greater details using puppet. That would imho be impossible in the longer run.

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