Using Puppet to perform “yum update”

Puppet is a great tool for configuration management.  Chef, slightly younger than Puppet, has matured to be a very good option when choosing a configuration management tool.  In this particular case, the focus is on Puppet. The Puppet community frowns heavily on using puppet as the tool for global package management.  At least, that’s the

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IPMI

A small tool for interfacing with the control module on DELL servers is the “ipmitool” package.  It comes in handy when you need to do some basic detective work but do not want the baggage that comes along with the Dell OpenManage packages. ipmitool sel list ipmitool sel clear You can even get fancy with

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