Category Archives: System Management

Posts related to OpenLMI and Linux system management in general.

SCAP Workbench

SCAP Workbench allows you to select SCAP benchmarks (content) to use, tailor an SCAP scan, run an SCAP scan on a local or remote system, and to view the results of a scan. The SCAP Workbench page notes: The main … Continue reading

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Running SCAP Scans

OpenSCAP can be run from the command line, but there are easier ways to do it. OpenSCAP support has been integrated into Red Hat Satellite and into the Spacewalk open source management platform. Red Hat Satellite has the ability to … Continue reading

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Availability of OpenLMI in Various Linux Distributions

A quick update on the availability of OpenLMI: I have tested Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, and OEL servers using the LMI CLI running on a Fedora system – the cross platform access works. Fedora Fedora is the primary development platform for … Continue reading

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LISA’14 – Are We Making Linux Too Easy?

LISA’14, the Large Installation System Administration conference, was held in Seattle last week. I had the opportunity to give a talk on Server Management – if you are interested, the slides are available here. One of the questions caught me … Continue reading

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LISA14 – Simplified Remote Management of Linux Servers

I am giving a talk on Simplified Remote Management of Linux Servers at the upcoming LISA14 conference in Seattle, which runs from November 9-14. My talk is 9:45-10:30am on Friday, November 14. LISA is Large Installation System Administration SIG of … Continue reading

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Is there a Java Binding for LMIShell?

An interesting question just came up: “is there a Java binding for LMIShell?” Hmm, good question – let’s answer it by digging into the OpenLMI architecture a bit. LMIShell is a client framework written in Python. It consists of a … Continue reading

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LMIShell on RHEL 7

Someone reported that they were having problems using LMIShell on a RHEL 7 system – they didn’t have any of the friendly commands that we have been talking about. And they were right; the full set of LMIShell scripts that … Continue reading

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