[kwlug-disc] Opinions needed

Benjamin Tompkins bjtompkins at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 07:21:55 EST 2019


I don't know if it will do what you are looking for but take a look at
cockpit-project.

On Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 7:19 AM CrankyOldBugger <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
wrote:

> 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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