[svlug] EVENT - Building a network and system management open source tool - talk at BayLISA, Cupertino, California, USA, Thursday 16 Sept. 2004 19:30-21:00
pombredanne at nexb.com
Mon Sep 13 11:12:39 PDT 2004
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can join us for a talk I
am giving for the BayLISA (Bay Area Large Installations Systems
Administrators User Group).
Attendance is free, hosted in the luxurious Apple R&D building in
Quite often, water and fresh krispy-kremes are served.... a geek
No registration is required, open to the public.
September 16, 2004
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Apple Campus, Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA, USA
Town Hall *BLDG 4*
Here is the event intro :
Forests and Trees://Building an Open Source Discovery & Management Tool
In a an ideal world everything on the network would have a simple
management interface, and every tool could access it. Well, in our real
world, large shops typically have at least one version of every major
network equipment, hardware, and software produced in the last ten
As sysadmins, we rely on a mixture of commercial and open source network
management tools and a lot of scripting and elbow grease to accomplish
our magic. What about an open source system where all management data
could be accessed remotely, without an agent to install on your 1000
servers and all protocols could be used with a friendly URL, and return
standardized data that could queried and combined together regardless of
where they are coming from?
The recipe? Put a dose of ssh, sftp, http, nmap, smb, snmp, wbem, wmi,
nfs, webdav, dns, dhcp, smtp, wins, ldap, sql, mibs, mofs, ping, arp and
a couple other in a large pot. Stir well your alphabet soup, throw in a
couple RFCs for spice, then add a pinch of URI, XML, Xpath and Xquery,
some scripting, heat up to a gentle boil, and you get something that
might taste good, or at least different.
In this presentation, we will walk through design issues and trade-offs
for such an open source system, and show new ways to extend the web and
XML to network management, using existing tools, techniques, and skills.
Some live demo will be made of the kind of weird and funny capabilities
that are exposed.
philippe ombredanne | nexB - Open IT Asset Management
1 650 799 0949 | pombredanne at nexb.com
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