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Landscape is an easy-to-use systems management and monitoring service that enables you to manage multiple Ubuntu machines as easily as one through a simple Web-based interface.

However, Landscape is not free. The RedHat counterpart Satellite has a free version called Spacewalk, but it doesn't work on Ubuntu. (There is an attempt to port Spacewalk to Debian, but it doesn't look like it's stable yet.)

Are there any open source alternative to Landscape? Better yet, are there any Spacewalk-like software that works for both RedHat-based and Debian-based systems?

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Probably better on askubuntu.com Port it there @Mods :D –  Amith KK Feb 13 '12 at 7:30
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@AmithKK: If this were a new question then sending it to AU would probably be the correct thing. As it is this was asked before AU existed, is 18 months old and has an accepted answer. Leaving it here is the correct thing to do. –  Iain Feb 13 '12 at 8:12
    
landscape is free for up to 10 clients –  flickerfly Nov 18 at 21:23

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For monitoring you can use Munin or Cacti and for management you could use Puppet. If it absolutely has to be web based, you can install ebox but it doesn't manage multiple servers (AFAIK).

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An answer to another question pointed me to app-dater which claims to support Debian, OpenSuSE and CentOS. I haven't tried it yet but it looks like a good alternative when it comes to keeping packages up-to-date. It has a cli UI only though.

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I would suggest the opensource tool http://theforeman.org

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