This session addresses some of the hardest challenges faced by Linux system managers, including the configuring, managing, and monitoring of production servers. This is typically done by an experienced system administrator using a patchwork of standalone tools running on each system. There is a better way to work – to manage more systems in less time with less work – and it doesn’t require learning an entirely new way of working.
OpenLMI (the Linux Manageability Infrastructure program) provides a standard API for the remote and local configuration, management, and monitoring of key subsystems, including storage, networks, system services, and software. It is a new project focused on production servers that can range from high-end enterprise servers with complex network and storage configurations to virtual guests. OpenLMI is usually used to manage bare metal servers and directly manipulate system hardware, but it is equally capable of managing and monitoring virtual machine guests. Further, OpenLMI will support multiple versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux; it isn’t just for new systems.
In this session, attendees will learn about the cost savings and operational improvements that can be gained from using OpenLMI for management tasks. They will also learn how to use OpenLMI (in the familiar Linux way) to take advantage of the capabilities and benefits of this new technology, including central policy management and advanced automation of operations.