[OpenIndiana-discuss] "OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden resigns"

Michael Stapleton michael.stapleton at techsologic.com
Sun Sep 2 17:00:51 UTC 2012

That is the right way to do it, but it will be a big challenge.

I have always though it a little crazy that we still store most of the
configuration data of a server on the server.
I don't know what Oracles plans are for Solaris, but bit by bit they are
moving all the service configuration in to SMF. Once this is done, they
could move SMF into LDAP.
The configuration data for all the servers would be centralized and
protected. Servers would just need a local cached copy for boot
For applications that do not store configuration in SMF, there could be
some kind of LDAPfs. Configuration files and directories could be
mounted on LDAP.

just me rambling on :-)


On Sun, 2012-09-02 at 12:20 -0400, Magnus wrote:

> On Sep 2, 2012, at 11:47 AM, Michael Stapleton wrote:
> > Would not webmin be a good fit? Develop good modules for webmin to
> > manage OI with.
> Webmin is the past.
> Management API's are the future. SmartOS is doing some compelling things in this sphere that are worth looking at.
> With a management API on every system, bolting a web interface to it to manage one or many systems becomes a much more manageable objective. Or, better still, do away with the ad hoc administration and use a state management engine like chef, puppet, cfengine, etc.
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