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Better yet, are there any Spacewalk-like software that works for both RedHat-based and Debian-based systems?

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Tony, Landscape and Spacewalk are massive systems. Maybe you can elaborate on what it is you want these systems to do? – SpamapS Apr 7 '12 at 15:27
here is a demo of Foreman doing a debian install – user72013 Jun 20 '12 at 14:21
maybe Amon would be a help if you want to keep everything simple – abzcoding Jan 14 '14 at 17:39

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In addition to straight Puppet and Spacewalk, there is a puppet-based system called "foreman" that does most of what you're looking for.

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while the screenshot does show CentOS and Windows clients, it does have Ubuntu support

I've used it and I recommend giving it a go.

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What is needed to start using it? Can i take 3 clean comps and put on one Ubuntu any version and this programm and then how to make from network other 2 comps to install with ubuntu also? – Kangarooo Dec 16 '12 at 18:59

You can try out vFense , which is still in Beta, but it supports Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, OS X and Windows. vFense is an open source cross platform patch management tool, that is also cross referencing vulnerability data from Ubuntu, Windows, and soon RedHat as well. The github link for the project is

Full disclosure, I am the lead developer of the project.

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Welcome to AskUbuntu. Could you please describe a bit more this software? – Luís de Sousa Apr 8 '14 at 6:50
Thank you, and I just updated the post. – linuxdynasty Apr 8 '14 at 13:11

As of 2015, Landscape is free for small installations (10 servers + 10 VMs).

Installation instructions can be found here: How do I install Landscape for personal use?

It is also open source, with source code available on launchpad:

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According to the FAQ, Spacewalk supports Debian, so it may support Ubuntu as well.

If you are looking for configuration options for a large environment, you could take a look at Puppet

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I am a big fan of Spacewalk, but last I checked the Debian support was not in that good o a shape. Foreman is much better adjusted and works with Ubuntu, see previous answer. – 0xF2 Oct 23 at 14:27

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