Linux management and configuration

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  • Puppet (Puppet Labs)

    Puppet is an open source systems management tool for centralizing and automating configuration management.  

  • Heartbeat

    Heartbeat is a program that runs specialized scripts automatically whenever a system is initialized or rebooted. Originally designed for two-node Linux-based clusters, Heartbeat is extensible to larger configurations... (Continued) 

  • tty command

    A tty command in Linux and other Unix-like operating systems is a shell command that can be entered interactively or as part of a script to determine whether the output for the script is a terminal (that is, to an interactive user) or to some other ... 

  • script

    In computer programming, a script is a program or sequence of instructions that is interpreted or carried out by another program rather than by the computer processor (as a compiled program is). 

About Linux management and configuration

The flexibility of Linux, along with the many specifications and free software tools, can help IT managers manage servers in their data centers. Get tips and advice on automation, virtualization and strategies and best practices for Linux server management and configuration. General Linux management topics such as remote administration, recovering lost passwords, Linux system hardening techniques and tools, and using OpenQRM are included. This topic also covers server management specifications, Intelligent Platform Management Interface, systems management architecture for server hardware, file systems and Linux configuration best practices.