Func is an interesting project that solves some important problems.
- Have you ever tried to manage a large number of systems with SSH? Have you wanted a better way?
- Have you wanted a way to audit all of your remote commands on all of your systems?
- Tired of writing shell scripts and parsing command output?
- Are you fed up with CIM, WBEM, and complicated systems that prevent you from doing /real/ work?
- Well have we got a solution for you. It’s Func.
It was recently released after only two weeks of development. That to me is amazing, how a few people can get together and accomplish so much. Kudos!
I wanted to try out a simple feature: get the status of my httpd process, and bounce it. Here’s a summary of what I did:
- install func rpm on RHEL 4 (my minion)
- install func rpm on Fedora Core 6 (my overlord)
- create a cert for the minion
- start up the certmaster on the overlord box
- start up funcd on the minion box
- run command
For more information on Func setup see the wiki:
Here’s a screenshot of my overlord (top window) run /sbin/service status httpd and /sbin/service restart httpd on the minion (bottom two windows). The bottom most window shows the funcd log in DEBUG mode and the middle window is the httpd error_log.