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Linux Server Management

Filed under: General Linux — at 5:30 am on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Management… What more is there to say? Management has the ability to either make your life easier or make your life a living hell, server management can go the same way. With these utilities Linux Server Management doesn’t have to be quite as grim. In fact having the right server management software can be very rewarding. In this post we’ll cover some of the Linux Server Management software that is available. As always, feel free to contribute your favorite tools!

Linux Server Management Software

I used to run webmin when I wasn’t as experienced with server management. What a long way it has come since then!


Probably one of the more well known pieces of server management software.


OpenNMS is the <strong>world’s first enterprise grade network management application platform developed under the open source model</strong>.


<strong>"</strong>next generation, open-source Data-center management platform"

Strange Name neat software. Where’s my t-shirt? All joking aside Splunk is rather unique and powerful. Definitely worth a gander.

Configuration Management

Netdirector, Puppet, cfengine

Samba Administration

We finish with SWAT, the Samba Web Administration Tool. I wouldn’t exactly call this enterprise ready but for those managing small to medium sized workgroups SWAT may just do the trick.