[Beowulf] Configuration change monitoring
pc7 at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Aug 30 06:39:57 PDT 2007
On 30 Aug 2007, at 13:10, Tim Cutts wrote:
> On 29 Aug 2007, at 9:22 am, Walid wrote:
>> What do HPC sites use for configuration/change management, and
>> monitoring other than cfengine, pupet (agent based), are there any
>> monitoring tools available to check for inconsistencies of of a
>> node from
>> other nodes, or deviation from a policy.
> We use cfengine. But it's not agentless. Think about it. How can
> you possibly have an agentless program to do what you want to do?
> You have to have an agent program, because at least some of the
> configuration files are going to be resident on the node itself,
> and those files cannot be read from an external process without
> running an agent on the node.
> Nagios can be agentless, but it won't tell you anything about
> deviation of config files on the machine; all it will do is tell
> you whether the machine is up and monitor whether it's running
> appropriate services.
Unless you create the relevant mibs that is and then it's all under
snmp... which of course is yet another agent :-)
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