Am 27.03.2010 00:51, schrieb Hans Witvliet:
On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 18:44 +0100, Ivan De Masi wrote:
Am 26.03.2010 18:37, schrieb Vojtěch Zeisek:
Dne Pá 26. března 2010 18:28:37 Ivan De Masi napsal(a):
I am wondering since some time how others cope with patch management on OpenSUSE Clients, when you have a bunch of PCs in a network. Somebody who can recommend a open source tool to cover the basics (e.g. a tool automating updates with zypper over ssh or something similar)?
Hello, in YaST | Software You can set automatic upgrade in certain time. And it works. :-) Another possibility is for example to use Konsole, which can send one command to multiple machines. You can then send "zypper dup" to all Your computers. I hope it helps little bit. :-) Best regards, Vojtěch Zeisek
thanks, I know this :-)
What I'm looking for is a piece of software to do "zypper up" for example on 15, 20, or 2000 machines at the same time in a controlled way (building groups of machines before that or so). Now I have to log in via ssh on every machine and do my
# zypper lp # zypper lu # zypper up
an so on...
Shure - if my scripting know how would be better I would write my own mechanism for automating these steps an add some more...
thanks for your responses!
Sure - a complete dist-upgrade I also would never do automatically :-) Every time a new OpenSUSE version is available I prepare a master machine with autoyast to roll out a fresh installation...
I've been looking a little bit around the web again for a zypper based solution for my posted problem and just want to post some interesting links here that are good start. I did not expect to find a "out of the box" solution like Microsoft WSUS for Windows Clients, but maybe one day there will be project going to implement something like this for OpenSUSE Clients... who knows?!
For monitoring necessary updates on clients with nagios: http://en.opensuse.org/Nagios-plugins-zypper http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/use-nagios-check-your-zypper
Mail notification if new updates are available: https://blog.cboltz.de/archives/46-patch2mail-for-openSUSE-11.1.html http://yourlinuxguy.com/?p=324
Another little script at the end of the post: http://www.linux-club.de/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=84601&start=0