Hi Tim,<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/30/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Tim Cutts</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
We use cfengine. But it's not agentless. Think about it. How can<br>you possibly have an agentless program to do what you want to do?</blockquote><div><br>We are not against agents as a rule, but what we would like to do is to use the current tools, and utilities available. for example to use sar data, and ganglia other than having another agent duplicating the functionalities of these. it could be through login as a monitoring user if needed or even it was an agent it builds on what is currently available. in the case of cfengine our team member responsible for developing a tool that handles such tasks tried to evaluate it and he ruled against it we have a relatively high turnover in our organization (members of the team move now and then in assignments, or to other departments, or just leave the company for better offers), as a result most of the team that manages the system are junior admins, and the problem with cfengine it does require a steep learning curve, may be i need to revisit it or one of its alternatives.