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  1. #1
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    I vote this as the best software release for the year! NOCMONKEY

    Yea ...

    PSoft finally releases NOCMonkey! I will vote this as the best web hosting soffware release this year!

    http://nocmonkey.psoft.net/features.html

    NOC Monkey is a web-based tool for remote servers recovery. It boots up the server in recovery mode via NIC using PXE protocol. Management is performed through a web interface which makes system administration easy and comfortable. Now, to recover system or install new OS, you don't need a direct access to the server. You can do it with NOC Monkey which works as a PXE server for your servers. A server in NetBoot mode will boot from NOC Monkey.
    In recovery mode you can get access to computer via SSH or WEB interface. Using WEB interface you can check/recover partitions of hard disk, change root password of your computer, install new OS, recover computer from backup.

    NOC Monkey Features

    Remote server provisioning:

    * install operating systems remotely
    * recover dedicated servers
    * run fsck in single user mode
    * change root passwords through network
    * recover hacked servers
    * supported Linux Flavors:
    o Centos 3.3
    o Centos 3.4
    o Centos 4.0
    o Debian 3.0
    o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0
    o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
    o Fedora Core 1.0
    o Fedora Core 2.0
    o Fedora Core 3.0
    o SlackWare 10.1
    o Trustix Secure Linux 2.2
    * FreeBSD and Windows comming soon
    * LVM, Software RAID support comming soon

    Two levels of access

    Admin Level

    * install new OS
    * recovery boot server
    * manage servers
    * add/delete servers
    * edit parameters of servers and served subnets
    * prepare images from different Linux versions for further installation on servers

    User Level

    * manage servers
    * recovery boot server
    * install new OS
    * custom partition hard disks
    Your thoughts?

    I am just happy Will even be happier if FreeBSD and Windows are included too ....
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  2. #2
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    A 5 server license is free? Wow. I wonder how long that will last.

  3. #3
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    I think they priced it too cheaply. I would be more than happy to pay more for this feature.
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    yes i also think is too cheap for what it seems to offer. I already ordered the 5 free linceses to test it out.
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    Re: I vote this as the best software release for the year! NOCMONKEY

    Your thoughts?
    The only downside I see is that it must be installed from the CD. Like so many other people, I don't have direct access to all of my server boxes for the installation.

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    I believe thats to install NOCMonkey server itself. After which, installing OS on other servers are done remotely. So yeah, the first time you want to use NOCMonkey, you will have to prepare a server and put this server to your DC.
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  7. #7
    To me it seems to bad they didn't expand on this and have it do bandwidth usage and some other stuff software like nocwizard does.

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    Re: Re: I vote this as the best software release for the year! NOCMONKEY

    Originally posted by Nettworkz
    The only downside I see is that it must be installed from the CD. Like so many other people, I don't have direct access to all of my server boxes for the installation.
    it also require that all servers which you would like include to cluster will have in setup enabled option - "Boot from network".
    Most likely, this will require custom work from DC techie. But, anyway, main idea and function  looks as great and very helpful both for DC and dedicated reseller (or colo owner).


     
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  9. #9
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    Ever heard of KVM/IP?
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  10. #10
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    Psoft's new remote server management product : NocMonkey

    Psoft.net introduces new remote server management product : NocMonkey :

    http://nocmonkey.psoft.net/index.html

    NOC Monkey is a web-based tool for remote servers recovery. It boots up the server in recovery mode via NIC using PXE protocol. Management is performed through a web interface which makes system administration easy and comfortable. Now, to recover system or install new OS, you don't need a direct access to the server. You can do it with NOC Monkey which works as a PXE server for your servers. A server in NetBoot mode will boot from NOC Monkey.
    In recovery mode you can get access to computer via SSH or WEB interface. Using WEB interface you can check/recover partitions of hard disk, change root password of your computer, install new OS, recover computer from backup.

    NOC Monkey Features

    Remote server provisioning:

    * install operating systems remotely
    * recover dedicated servers
    * run fsck in single user mode
    * change root passwords through network
    * recover hacked servers
    * supported Linux Flavors:
    o Centos 3.3
    o Centos 3.4
    o Centos 4.0
    o Debian 3.0
    o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0
    o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
    o Fedora Core 1.0
    o Fedora Core 2.0
    o Fedora Core 3.0
    o SlackWare 10.1
    o Trustix Secure Linux 2.2
    * FreeBSD and Windows comming soon
    * LVM, Software RAID support comming soon

    Two levels of access

    Admin Level

    * install new OS
    * recovery boot server
    * manage servers
    * add/delete servers
    * edit parameters of servers and served subnets
    * prepare images from different Linux versions for further installation on servers

    User Level

    * manage servers
    * recovery boot server
    * install new OS
    * custom partition hard disks

    Courtsey : Psoft.net

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