When you manage one server, it’s easy to have control of every aspect of it.
But when you’re managing tens or hundreds of them, even Superman will have problems.
System Management and Monitoring (SMM) software can help. By enabling you to monitor (and control) everything from a single application, it will drastically simplify your job.
However, until just about a year ago, the following condition is true for OSS (Open Source Solution) SMM :
Pick any two :
1. easy to setup
3. easy to use
Fortunately, things has changed now.
On NetworkWorld’s article titled Open source companies to watch, there are no less than 3 companies providing OSS SMM software. And there are still more OSS SMM software out there.
Things has started to change for the better for OSS system administrators.