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  • Deploying 100+ windows 10 devices per week. Need to automate.
    In case you're unable to use intune, a free approach might be That works well for provisioning baremetal windows (with discovery image or pxe boot) once you've set it up. It supports script access as well as a nice hierarchy for configurations. But it's really not as well documented as it should be. Source: 11 months ago
  • Configuration Management Tools for 20-30 servers
    I use the foreman with puppet and pxe/kickstart scripts to automate VM/baremetal provisioning etc. Source: 12 months ago
  • Server management tool with GUI
    Might want to look into if it's not too complex for you. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Stockpiling Linux ISOs?
    The iso images are typically locked at a certain verison. The update repositories sounds like what you are looking for to cache updates. Look into and specifically the plugin Katello. This is an upstream for Red Hat's Satellite product. Another option would be Canonical's MAAS. Both of these options Sound like what you are headed for unless you really just mean synchronize into a folder and store... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Repo satellite 6 beta error 404 repomd.xml
    Alternatively, you can use Foreman+Katello, the upstream base of Satellite, to get started in learning the platform. You can also use the component matrix to use the versions that most closely resemble Satellite. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Unattended Install of Ubuntu Desktop
    I'd have a look at Foreman or cobbler or any "Bare metal provisioning" tool. Source: over 1 year ago
  • vRealize or Auto Deploy options for bare metal discovery?
    For reference, other projects I've been considering are Canonical/Ubuntu MaaS and Foreman Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What do I need to learn before installing Arch?
    You can find more information about Foreman and its many plugins such as Katello at Source: almost 2 years ago
  • what do they use, or how do they do it..
    Personally, I use to provision all my things, but if you want I can give you some pointers on the ansible side of things. I dont use it anymore since I've got foreman, but I should have the playbooks somewhere... Source: about 2 years ago
  • How can I register offline RHEL servers in my company?
    Seconded, RedHat Satellite, or if you are ok with no enterprise support you can go with the upstream project that Satellite is based on, Foreman Source: over 2 years ago
  • Is there a demo or limited license for satellite 6?
    Why not simply try the upstream version? It's free, and it's called "Foreman". Source: over 2 years ago
  • Is there a demo or limited license for satellite 6?
    If this is for home or testing you should consider Foreman ( Otherwise talk with your Red Hat rep and they can tell you if your current subscription allows access using Satellite. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Fedora and Centos/Rhel
    If you aren't using Satellite (the recommended paid product) or Foreman/Katello (upstream), I highly recommend looking into this. It allows you to set up internal sync mirrors with automatic syncing plans (using pulp3 under the hood), and allow you to create managed content views for the repositories you sync. Should you want to support multiple OS's, you can create different content pools for each one and manage... Source: over 2 years ago
  • Can I get some feedback for my strategy to restore my servers in worst case scenario?
    Individual machines should be bootstraped via PXE. You can use a system like MAAS, Cobbler, Foreman, Collins, etc. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Foreman 3.0
    I thought the homepage was pretty good at explaining what it does: - Source: Hacker News / over 2 years ago
  • best linux image packaging solution for bare metal?
    I’ve used Foreman before and had good results. Source: over 2 years ago
  • How do you guys securely document your machines?
    Spacewalk (RHEL Satellite) has definitely been deprecated. The replacement is The Foreman. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Any open source alternatives to Cleavr(Server management)?
    There's not many, maybe would work for you? I recall another that's more similar but I can't think of it at the moment. I'll reply if I run across it. In the beginning, we were looking at making an open-source version of cleavr but that proved to be more consuming than we were hoping. Are you looking for a free open-sourced alternative or a self-hosted licensed version of something like... Source: about 3 years ago

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12 Open Source/Commercial Software for Data Center Infrastructure Management
Foreman is an open-source and perfect life-cycle management application for physical and virtual servers, that give Linux system administrators the capability to easily automate repetitive jobs, rapidly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premise or in the cloud.

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