We are migrating some Windows pc's to Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). For Windows we have a tool to manage those devices:

  • checking invetory on pc's (which software is installed)
  • pushing software to the clients (batch / bash scripts)
  • taking over the pc's

I saw that Ubuntu has a tool called landscape. Is there a free opensource alternative for this? Which is capable of the things I described?

  • There are many such tools available. A few that come to mind are puppet, chef and ansible. – muru Aug 12 '14 at 20:22
  • I Think you can get a access to a local copy to run on your own server in house but you need to first have a subscription for support first. you may be able to just use the trial and get access to the feature. – Klyn Aug 12 '14 at 20:25
  • In a simular treath I found github.com/magenta-aps/bibos_admin – Joeri Feyen Aug 13 '14 at 6:33

I have found a tool called CFEngine which can be used for free for up to 25 clients.


Options to manage multiple Ubuntu servers are tracked in this question Options for managing multiple Ubuntu installations together

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