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managing about 100 Centos Servers. Now I'm looking for a Software Solutions that can help me to "standardize" the Management of those Servers.

What the Software should do:

  • Build Inventory of installed Software (rpm (php, http), custom compiled (memcache) and Web-Applications (phpMyAdmin / webmin, ...))
  • Possibility to notify me when Software is outdated
  • deploy newer Software to multiple Servers
  • automatisation of standard tasks from one central point to many servers

Generally a tool which helpts me keeping the Servers up2date and secure.

I hope someone of you can point me on an affordable (maybe open source / freeware) Program.

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closed as not constructive by Zypher Jul 19 '12 at 16:15

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Shopping questions are not a good fit for our site and are explicitly off topic according to the FAQ: serverfault.com/faq . An ok option though, is spacewalk: spacewalk.redhat.com –  Zypher Jul 19 '12 at 16:15
Hi Zypher, this should be no "shopping Question" - it's a Question about a problem I'm facing right now - searched the net the whole day and did not find a propper Solution - now I thought maybe someone here can help me on this topic ... what are they using / what good Software do they know for this usage ... ? Thought that's the point why this site exists ... help from Sysadmin to Sysadmin?!? Andreas –  Hellkeeper Jul 19 '12 at 16:24
I totally agree with Hellkeeper. Maybe this close was a bit too eager? –  Alex Jul 19 '12 at 16:26
There are a variety of tools that, when used in combination, can provide what you're looking for. However, there will not be one true solution to it. Second, questions like these are flypaper to spammers hawking their own systems management and inventory system. You already know the features you need, we can't help you find systems that fit your feature-list. –  sysadmin1138 Jul 19 '12 at 17:54
@Alex, Hellkeeper: Actually, this is is exactly a shopping question. Check the link at the end of my comment to see what a "shopping question" is defined as and why they're closed. blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping –  HopelessN00b Jul 19 '12 at 18:15
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