Category Archives: System Management

Posts related to OpenLMI and Linux system management in general.

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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Manualizing System Management

Since the last article talked about Automating System Management, let’s look at Manualizing System Management. By this we mean enabling a human to perform system management tasks. Why would we want to do this? There are several reasons. At a … Continue reading

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Automating System Management

The future of system management is automation. As the number of systems and virtual machines being managed continues to grow, and the complexity of distributed applications increases, automation is the only way to keep things running smoothly. Specifically, we need … Continue reading

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