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Old 09-30-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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is webmin still used or...


hi guys

just been reading about webmin...is it still used in the industry...or has it given way to solutions like puppet, chef, ansible and salt?

just wondering if i should bother implementing it...or does it depend on the scale of your network...
 
Old 09-30-2014, 10:34 AM   #2
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hi guys
just been reading about webmin...is it still used in the industry...or has it given way to solutions like puppet, chef, ansible and salt? just wondering if i should bother implementing it...or does it depend on the scale of your network...
If you've been reading about Webmin, then you'd know it doesn't do the same things as puppet, chef, etc. Webmin is for single-servers, and provides a web-based GUI to certain tasks/configurations. Puppet, etc., will let you do MANY servers at the same time, and isn't necessarily GUI based.

Webmin is certainly still used widely. Since it's free, the best way to determine its use for you, is for you to download it, install it, and try it.
 
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Thanks for that Tbone...i read that Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, i thought it would be able to manipulate multiple machines...thanks for clearing that up.
 
Old 10-01-2014, 10:32 AM   #4
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Thanks for that Tbone...i read that Webmin is a web-based system configuration tool for Unix-like systems, i thought it would be able to manipulate multiple machines...thanks for clearing that up.
You're welcome...but their documentation and web-page could have done that, too.
 
Old 10-01-2014, 11:20 AM   #5
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Just a side note on the "multiple machines" use.

Using webmin you can not manage multiple machines at the same time. That is change a setting on 10 or so machines simultaneously.

But when webmin is installed on a certain server you can connect to that server through your web browser and manage it. And you can have multiple servers with webmin installed. And connect to each one at a time.

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If monitoring would be a thing you need most, you can actually give NagiosCore 3 a try. Its a cool tool for monitoring your servers and services.

You can check more on this topic here : http://www.nagios.org/projects/nagioscore

Hope this helps
 
  


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