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Re: System Management Tools and versions



On Sat, 2010-10-02 at 13:11 -0500, Michael Stahnke wrote:
> One issue with this is that when managing systems, often times you
> manage multiple releases (e.g. RHEL 4/5/6).  If cfengine3 is available
> on 6, I either have to build cfengine3 on 4/5 or get cfengine2 working
> on 6 in order to truly manage the environment.  This is the same issue
> we have with the puppet packages as well.  To me, I want them the same
> on all releases, but as per the EPEL policy, you'll probably have
> increasingly antiquated versions that probably are not compatible with
> each other.  I wanted to bring this up in the EPEL meeting last week,
> but I forgot.
> 
> What are the thoughts on system management tools where a centralized
> master is required and is often used to manage multiple versions of
> the operating system?
> 
> I am sure there are examples other than cfengine and puppet, also.
> 
> 

If the tools mgmt server is going to break in incompatible ways then the
mgmt server should be able to install and run on multiple ports w/o
stepping on each other.

ie: cfengine2 on port foo cfgengine3 on port foo+1
and co-installable pkgs.

if that is a goal.

-sv



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