[kwlug-disc] Opinions needed

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 07:52:16 EST 2019


cockpit-project sounds like it's on the right track, if not a similar
track.  Even if it doesn't automate the the updates I'm going to test it to
see how good the discovery portion is...


On Sat, 9 Feb 2019 at 07:22, Benjamin Tompkins <bjtompkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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