I have just started a gig and have inherited a large collection of heterogeneous UNIX systems of the following flavors all running: hpux (11.11, 11.31), aix, mpras, sun solaris (sun 8 9 10), redhat (as3, as4, as5) , and suse (9 10 11). What would be the ideal from management's point of view is to have all of these systems configuration controlled and managed from hopefully one program. It is understood that each of these operating systems will have different base configurations. The items to be managed include patches, packages, and configuration files.
I have just started looking at cfengine, and looking at some type of do-it-yourself hybrid using subversion.
Management would prefer to use a commercial package if possible and was wondering if you all had any ideas of this type of application or vendors?
Thanks for your ideas, pointers, experiences, etc.