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Spacewalk is a great open source project which delivers a Linux systems management solution. According to the project's wiki page, here's what Spacewalk allows you to do:
- Inventory your systems (hardware and software information)
- Install and update software on your systems
- Collect and distribute your custom software packages into manageable groups
- Provision (Kickstart) your systems
- Manage and deploy configuration files to your systems
- Provision virtual guests
- Start/stop/configure virtual guests
As you it can be seen from the above list, patch management is only a small subset of features available in Spacewalk and it trully is a very versatile tool.
As our homelab grows, manual patch management can become a bit of a nightmare. This is where Spacewalk really comes in handy, making it possible to patch your entire environment in a matter of minutes, at the same time ensuring that all operating systems are patched to the same baseline.
This installation guide assumes that we use Centos 7 to install our Spacewalk server.
First of all, we will need to install the spacewalk-repo package
rpm -Uvh http://yum.spacewalkproject.org/2.5/RHEL/7/x86_64/spacewalk-repo-2.5-3.el7.noarch.rpm
How to manage your systems with Spacewalk
Here's some links related to Spacewalk
|Spacewalk Wiki||Good place to start - Spacewalk Wiki|
|Homelab blogpost Title B||This is a great article about Microservers|
|Homelab blogpost Title C||This article shows you step by step how to blah|