Are there any open source alternative to Landscape?

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Better yet, are there any Spacewalk-like software that works for both RedHat-based and Debian-based systems?

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In addition to straight Puppet and Spacewalk, there is a puppet-based system called "foreman" that does most of what you're looking for.

while the screenshot does show CentOS and Windows clients, it does have Ubuntu support

I've used it and I recommend giving it a go.

jrg
May 24, 2012 19:53 PM

You can try out vFense , which is still in Beta, but it supports Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, OS X and Windows. vFense is an open source cross platform patch management tool, that is also cross referencing vulnerability data from Ubuntu, Windows, and soon RedHat as well. The github link for the project is http://github.com/toppatch/vFense.

Full disclosure, I am the lead developer of the project.

linuxdynasty
April 08, 2014 05:25...

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I know this is quite the old thread, but it's possible that people here are still interested in an alternative to Landscape, so I'm posting here in case that's true.

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I'm using Kickstarter to try and gather support. If you think it's something that would be useful for you, please take a look at the Portrait Kickstarter project page. Kickstarter works with a fundraising goal and deadline: people can pledge their support (in exchange for rewards) at any level they want. If the goal is met...

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It's not really obsolete, I think.

If you are coming from RHEL-land...

Satellite 5 and Spacewalk = RHEL 5 era tools, currently relegated to long term support.

Satellite 6 = Current OSS tools to manage Redhat/Solaris.

Upstream for Satellite 6 are: Puppet, Foreman, Pulp, Katello, and Candlepin. That is if you want to self host without a subscription probably be a good idea at looking how satellite combines all those projects into one thing.

As you can see, https://github.com/Katello/katello it's under active development. They probably just changed the website since it really is just a Foreman plugin.

These would be good for managing enterprise setup of Redhat and Fedora. Obviously much of the tools apply to Debian-based systems as well.

I use foreman and puppet for stuff. But the rest (katello, etc) of it I don't know how worth it all is. I don't know if it's good or bad, that...

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