Managing Linux with OpenLMI

Managing Linux servers requires a degree of expertise. We need to do a better job of enabling mid-level system administrators with a background on other systems to manage Linux.

Existing management tools address a variety of needs. Red Hat Satellite Server is excellent for provisioning hardware, managing subscriptions, and handling patches and updates. Configuration management tools such as Puppet are great for putting systems into a known state, especially when you have many identical or near identical systems. The challenge is dealing with systems that need substantial customization and with fine grain control of individual systems.

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In Their Own Words (Part 2)

Happy Friday everyone!

As a follow-up to Wednesday’s post, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux YouTube channel has just been updated to include another video where the team at Red Hat shares some additional thoughts on the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Stay tuned for one additional post later today where guest author Russ Doty reviews OpenLMI (the Open Linux Management Infrastructure).

What to Expect…

On December 11, Red Hat made waves in the tech world with the beta launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Representing Red Hat’s vision for not just the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux but enterprise IT in general, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta delivers a powerful, flexible platform that meets the needs of businesses today while also offering a clear path to the open hybrid cloud.

All of that being said, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta introduces a host of new, enhanced and improved features, from Linux Container technology to hosted and in-place upgrades to filesystem updates. While these are good things for IT, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the multitude of capabilities, like a child staring at a pile of holiday gifts. We’re here to help.

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