Management of Many Linux Machines
I know this is a general question but I am hoping to open up a good
discussion on this problem and have not seen it to date:
I am a unix admin that has been tasked to develop a management
strategy for our QUICKLY growing number of linux servers. I work in a
VERY large enterprise and currently have only 7 production linux
servers online but expect that number to be in the range of 75 - 100
within a year and at least that many more in 2 years. currently have 7
more getting ready to go into production
I am looking for a way to centrally manage admins and users on these
machines. I have completed a proof of concept using winbind tied to
AD but believe that it is unwise to bind these 2 platforms that
closely. Eventually whatever solution I choose will bring our HP
(RISC) platforms into it and be a central point of management for our
whole UNIX side of the enterprise.
The solution must provide an audit trail and an easily managed central
location for accounts and groups.
I am trying to develop a management strategy now while my little
empire is small and flexable that can grow.
IDEAS Anyone? -- All solutions will be considered. Commercial and
Re: Management of Many Linux Machines
Have you looked into NIS or LDAP for managing accounts/groups ?
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Nate wrote:[color=blue]
> IDEAS Anyone? -- All solutions will be considered. Commercial and