Canonical Updates Landscape Manager

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 26, 2010


Canonical has announced an upgrade of its companion Landscape systems management tool to help admins upgrade one Ubuntu LTS release to another. According to this report on The Register, with Landscape 1.5, Canonical has tweaked the tool so it can cope with the cloudy infrastructure that Canonical wants to help customers build using the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud variant of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.


Landscape 1.5 can cope with the cloudy infrastructure that Canonical wants to help customers build.

"The new release of the Landscape tool also has a feature called package pinning, which shields programs in an Ubuntu stack from being updated by Landscape. Sometimes, not upgrading a bit of software is just as important as upgrading it; applications may not be compatible with a new version of a database or web server, for instance, so blasting an update out there might wreak havoc.

"Because cloudy infrastructure is by its very nature a bit more fuzzy than a couple of physical servers, Landscape 1.5 also has a new topology view module to help admins visualize where all the virtual machines are on their physical boxes. That includes virtual servers running on internal clouds using Ubuntu UEC as well as Amazon EC2 images and their associated Elastic Block Storage (EBS)."

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