Remote managment solution for 1000+ linux machines
Posted on 2008-06-26
I am looking for the best practices for remotely managing 1000+ linux machines. The flavor of linux will be either RedHat or SUSE. I'm not sold on one or the other yet. These machines will all be sitting at different locations, most of them not with statically set IPs nor firewalls. My thoughts are to have an ssl client vpn load on boot and hook into my backend (doesn't exist yet). Then have statically set internal 10.x IP addresses for each of the machines. I am open to any ideas or products that you know of and I am starting from scratch. I am highly concerned with conserving bandwidth with these devices and would only be using this vpn for dns requests and remote management. Please let me know any information that you need.