[kwlug-disc] Opinions needed

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 07:18:34 EST 2019


This apt-updater sounds great except I don't think it does anything but
Debian derivatives.  I've got maybe 500 Red Hat boxes to patch monthly.
But I will look for something similar in the RH world..


On Fri, 8 Feb 2019 at 14:46, Paul Nijjar via kwlug-disc <
kwlug-disc at kwlug.org> wrote:

>
> I have some experience using apt-dater.
>
> https://packages.debian.org/apt-dater . (I may have even given a KWLUG
> presentation on it years ago.)
>
> apt-dater allows you to remotely connect to groups of hosts and run
> updates on them. Launching the updates is (was?) a manual operation,
> though.
>
> These days I feel the trend has moved to configuration management
> systems like puppet/chef/ansible/saltstack, or better yet just making
> temporary servers that you blow away and replace with updated systems.
>
> - Paul
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 08, 2019 at 02:39:08PM -0500, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> > My boss would like me to investigate what's out there for open source
> apps
> > to regularly patch all of my Red Hat, centOS, SuSe, and Ubuntu servers
> > (several hundred servers to begin with).  Essentially this app will hit
> > certain servers on certain days, apply all available patches, then reboot
> > only if it's during a schedule time frame.
> >
> > I suppose I could run around and install an RSA key on all of my servers
> > for the app to gain access to each server, if necessary.
> >
> > Any ideas on what's out there?  Does anyone in this group do regularly
> > patching in this manner?
> >
> > Thanks in advance...
> >
> > Jeff/Cranky
>
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