Category Archives: System Management

Posts related to OpenLMI and Linux system management in general.

Using OpenLMI to join a machine to a FreeIPA domain

Stephen Gallagher has published an article on how to use OpenLMI to join a FreeIPA domain. The article is available on his blog at sgallagh.wordpress.com As Stephen notes: “Traditionally, enrolling a system has been a “pull” operation, where an admin … Continue reading

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OpenLMI Ships in RHEL 7

RHEL 7, the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, was announced today with immediate availability. OpenLMI is included in RHEL 7 – in fact, it was identified in the announcement keynote as one of the key new technologies in … Continue reading

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New OpenLMI Web Site

I usually hate announcements  of web site redesigns – “to enhance readability  we have moved to Pretentious_Obscure_Font and changed the borders”… But I think you will like what we’ve done at http://www.openlmi.org. First, we’ve totally redone the site navigation. There … Continue reading

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OpenLMI on YouTube

For your entertainment and amusement, Russell Doty and Stephen Gallagher have done a reprise of their Red Hat Summit presentation on OpenLMI and posted it to YouTube. These videos answer some of the most common questions we hear about OpenLMI: … Continue reading

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OpenLMI: HWInfo Working as Intended on Virtual Machine

I was recently told that someone had installed OpenLMI and it wasn’t working. They ran the hwinfo command to test the installation and it wasn’t reporting the correct information – most of the information was reported as “not specified” or … Continue reading

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Red Hat Summit

I’m just back from Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. The event was well organized and had a great turnout. We showed up early to check out the room where we were giving our OpenLMI presentation and to do a … Continue reading

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OpenLMI Developer Projects

“How can I get started with OpenLMI?” From one perspective there is an easy answer – start using LMIShell scripts and lmi commands to manage systems. At the other extreme you can write a complete OpenLMI Provider. With the availablity … Continue reading

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OpenLMI CLI Interface Now Supports Networking

The OpenLMI CLI now includes commands to configure networks. lmi> help net Networking service management. Usage: net device (–help | show [<device_name> …] | list [<device_name> …]) net setting (–help | <operation> [<args>…]) net activate <caption> [<device_name>] net deactivate <caption> … Continue reading

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OpenLMI At Red Hat Summit

OpenLMI will be represented at the upcoming Red Hat Summit, which is being held in San Francisco from April 14-17. Stephen Gallagher and I will be giving a talk on OpenLMI on Tuesday, April 15, at 10:40am. This talk will … Continue reading

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OpenLMI CLI Interface Updates

Exciting news – a major update to the OpenLMI CLI is available! The new CLI adds support for configuring networks, reworks the storage commands, provides a command hierarchy in the interactive shell, and includes internal improvements. Let’s start with the … Continue reading

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