use NetDirector to provide robust, consolidated and integrated system console

Registered by GregWallace on 2007-10-29

for enterprise adoption of Ubuntu, a robust, integrated system console is important to prevent console overload, and to deliver automated revision control for configuration changes, role-based authentication and authorization, a UI for newbies and the ability to edit config files manually for experts. NetDirector provides this. I'd like to discuss getting it into main or universe.

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
GregWallace
Definition:
Obsolete
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Implementation:
Deferred
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Completed by
Robbie Williamson on 2010-11-03

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as discussed in the server session Monday morning, I think we need to break the manageability question into two categories - SMB and Enterprise. we need to understand the requirements in each segment , because they are fundametally different and have implications for architecture. Once we understand them, then we can reconcile them architecturally, but the starting point needs to be a firm undserstading of what the SMB user needs in terms of management and what the enterprise needs.

Reference diagram: http://www.netdirector.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=49

SSL Cert. Process: Refer to this link: http://www.emusoftware.com/content/view/81/202/

Mathais asked a question at this session about how NetDirector handles .conf file includes and links to other files. The answer is NetDirector handles this in a recursive process by our parser. Let's say the parser saw an “include” statement inside the config file. The parser then will open the include file and parse it.

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