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Puppet or puppet-like software

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at> wrote:

> Recently I installed a number of VMs for our FEs in the office. These
> are mostly powered off. While I don't make a lot of system changes,
> files like auto.home do change and need to be pushed. I've got a local
> script to push these files if they have been changed, but since everyone
> in the office wants their own VM, it is hard for me to keep track. I'm
> only talking about 5 files at the present time. I suppose that I could
> write a script to run from rc.local or from init.d (since we want it to
> run before autofs), or possibly cron.  Currently my script pushes the
> changed files to each system, and also runs service autofs restart. When
> I wrote the initial script, we were not using VMs, and when I changed
> these files, then restarting autofs on each system would be necessary.
> What I'm looking for is something already written rather than me having
> to write yet another script.
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> Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
> Boston Linux and Unix
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I'm a bigtime fan of Cobbler and Puppet.  Cobbler let's me pxeboot and loads
up the base OS.  Puppet let's me keep all servers consistant with the
software and configuration changes.  After I provision a new server or vm
using Cobbler, I add it to a specific group in Puppet and it does the rest.


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