N1 - System Management going open ... the saga continues :]
By Lubos Kosco on Oct 23, 2006
Phew ... my second blog in one day
Well ... finally some info and news about N1, which after some struggles and internal reorgs comes out with a new general name - System Management software (not official yet, no hate/black mails pls ).
Albeit it's not opendatacenter.org you can still get some info and publish/submit your knowledge, tips and tricks on BigAdmin Information hub http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hubs/sysmgmt/
That page contains already lots of know-how and plenty of links to discover. So to learn new ways of automating your common administration tasks, spend some time checking those pages out.
N1SM can help out with OS install automation, patch distribution, firmware upgrades and monitoring.
N1SPS can wrap up your service provisioning processes, giving you easy control on what goes where, how it will be set up and easy manage. I saw actually an implementation of N1SPS for easy to use and manage deployment of web application, which saved that customer lots of troubles and money doing it the old way. Hmm, not mentioning that you can see the whole history of actions in N1SPS, so it's very easy to audit.
Slowly but surely projects with code are being unveiled. Let's see if repositories will be filled and people start to submit / check out the code. First swallows(as planned) are SPS plugins on http://n1-sps-plugins.sunsource.net/ . What might follow is the core of N1SPS and then maybe N1SM and SunMC.
Well, can't wait to see people hacking plugins into SPS .