[kwlug-disc] Opinions needed

David Critch dcritch at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 20:09:57 EST 2019


This would be an easy job for ansible [0] which works across all distros
and only needs SSH. For scheduling you can use cronjobs, or look in to
ansible awx [1] (the opensource GUI component of ansible) which does
schedules and RBACs and a host of other neat things.

Last month I had to update 30 oVirt hypervisors in a cluster, and was able
to manage the whole thing (rolling updates with live migrating VMs) without
any downtime. Kick it off, come back in a few hours and boom, all done.

[0] https://www.ansible.com/
[1] https://github.com/ansible/awx

On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM CrankyOldBugger <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Now that looks interesting...  Thanks, I will give this a serious look.
> My only concern is that it only support RHSM 5 and I'm running RHSM 6 (Red
> Hat Satellite Management).  But this is definitely worth a look..
>
>
>
> On Sat, 9 Feb 2019 at 13:12, Paul Nijjar via kwlug-disc <
> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> At the time I was looking at it it supported SuSE and CentOS as well.
>>
>> However, maybe you are looking for this?
>> https://spacewalkproject.github.io/
>>
>> I have never tried it.
>>
>> - Paul
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 09, 2019 at 07:18:34AM -0500, CrankyOldBugger 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
>>
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