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Sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root or another user while logging the commands and arguments.
smartmontools contains utilities that control and monitor storage devices using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) system built into ATA and SCSI hard drives. This is used to check the reliability of the hard drive and to predict drive failures. It is meant to be an ... [More]
The CPAN module automates or at least simplifies the make and install of perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP or LWP or some external download clients to fetch the distributions from the net. These are fetched from one or ... [More]
Nagios (formerly Netsaint) is a daemon written in C that is designed to monitor networked hosts and services. It has the ability to notify contacts (via email, pager or other methods) when problems arise and are resolved. Host and service checks are performed by external "plugins", making ... [More]
Puppet lets you centrally manage every important aspect of your system using a cross-platform specification language that manages all the separate elements normally aggregated in different files, like users, cron jobs, and hosts, along with obviously discrete elements like packages, services, and ... [More]
monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, files, directories and devices on a UNIX system. monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful casual actions in error situations.
Icinga is a monitoring system based on Nagios. It extends its capabilities and delivers new features like libdbi for database abstraction, well written APIs and a new, easy to extend webinterface.
Zenoss is an IT infrastructure monitoring product that allows you to monitor your entire infrastructure within a single, integrated software application. From bare metal to the clouds, key features include: monitoring the entire stack with SNMP, SSH, WMI, JMX and other protocols powerful eventing ... [More]
Facter is a cross-platform library for retrieving simple operating system facts, like operating system, linux distribution, or MAC address.
ISPConfig is an open source hosting control panel for Linux. ISPconfig 3 is capable of managing multiple servers from one control panel. Managed Services and Features *Manage one or more Servers from one Controlpanel (Multiserver Management) *Different permission levels (Administrators ... [More]