Enterprise Management Tool supporting Fedora?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Nov 12 11:53:53 UTC 2007

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?



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