To any of the Fedora/Centos folks out there, today some very good news
from RedHat. They have finally gone the right route and opened up their
RHN/Satellite product code base to the outside world.
"Spacewalk is an open source (GPLv2) Linux systems management solution.
It is the upstream community project from which the Red Hat Network
Satellite product is derived. Spacewalk manages software content updates
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Linux distributions such as
Fedora, CentOS, and Scientific Linux, within your firewall. You can
stage software content through different environments, managing the
deployment of updates to systems and allowing you to view at which
update level any given system is at across your deployment. A clean
central web interface allows viewing of systems and their software
update status, and initiating update actions.. ....."
For sys-admins like myself, this tool is something I have been dying for
to help make life easier managing updates and packages for mass numbers
of Fedora/Centos systems. Check this one out if you can. I'm planning
on setting aside some time for this soon and will happily report back to
the group at the next open topic Meetup event.
now if we can only go a step further and get something like this that
was distro agnostic....(an idea I've had in my head for years.. ugh..)