Ubuntu server GUI

Nicolas Valcarcel nvalcarcel at ubuntu.com
Sun Jun 29 20:46:07 UTC 2008

Are you sure you can edit config files by hand without breaking

On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 15:52 -0400, Greg Wallace wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to add one more option to the list - www.netdirector.org
> release 3.2 which went on SourceForge last week moves the project to
> GPL, fixes some bugs, adds some features and, importantly for folks
> here, offers a deb package for easily installing NetDirector's server
> manager.  Here's the release notes for 3.2.
> quick note on what's different between NetDirector and ucsa, webmin,
> ebox
> NetDirector is explicitly designed for centrally managing medium to
> large (5-10 and up) server environments in a many-as-one fashion.
> This means that an Administrator using NetDirector can use a GUI to
> make changes to multiple servers at the same time.  NetDirector also
> has other "enterprise" features such as role-based access control,
> automated revision control, change rollback, change scheduling using
> built in calendar...
> So, you may be thinking - why would I use NetDIrector instead of
> puppet?  The answer is that, with NetDirector, you CAN use a GUI to
> administer packages if you want, but you don't have to - with
> NetDirector, you can also edit config files manually, and still
> benefit from change scheduling, rollback, etc..In addition, one of the
> most frequently asked for features in NetDirector is the ability to
> run one's own scripts through it, which would take roughly 1 man month
> to do. And, since NetDirector is a client/server system (1 Server
> Manager, 1xN Server Agents, where N is the number of nodes you want to
> manage), and since Server Agents are written in Python, NetDirector
> can be easily extended to manage non-posix systems, like Windows.
> I created this blueprint about NetDirector during last year's UDS in
> Boston.
> Thoughts from this group?
> Best,
> -- 
> Greg
> Greg Wallace
> SkypeID: gregwallaceemu
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 2:33 PM, Nicolas Valcarcel
> <nvalcarcel at ubuntu-pe.org> wrote:
>         On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 08:52 -0600, Neal McBurnett wrote:
>         > I continue to hope that we get a conversation together
>         between folks
>         > like Nicolas, the eBox folks, Dan Shearer, the Augeas folks,
>         etc. to
>         > explore visions and ways to cooperate or combine efforts.
>         I'm in close contact with the augeas people, since at this
>         state my work
>         is being focused on augeas and it will be that way until i
>         have a good
>         number of lenses. Also mathiaz started a conversation on the
>         eBox-devel
>         list [0] (where i participate) and they are going to try
>         augeas, but the
>         migration is somehow hard and it lack on support on the
>         services we
>         need.
>         So the state now is:
>          * eBox will give augeas a try when they are more lenses and a
>         perl-binding
>          * i will write a document on how to write lenses (because the
>         one in
>         the official page isn't complete) and then start writing them
>         with the
>         augeas team.
>         0.
>         https://lists.warp.es/pipermail/ebox-devel/2008-June/000376.html
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