Using server administration software?

Dear all

I'm looking for opinions on using a Server administration software for a Linux server instead of handling this by the command line.

Does anybody have experiences with installing and using such software (e.g. http://www.webmin.com/ & http://doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/Introduction\) for Linux server administrators who are not used to administrating Linux servers by command line?
We have planned a handover of the server (after installing & configuring DHIS) to such a guy because there are lacking HR for Linux in the targeted country. Any thoughts on this?

Best regards
David

I have used webmin before, the newest version has a better UI.

May be something like this helps to add Tomcat
https://wolfpaulus.com/journal/software/tomcat_squeeze/

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On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 3:26 PM, David Huser david.huser@swisstph.org wrote:

Dear all

I’m looking for opinions on using a Server administration software for a Linux server instead of handling this by the command line.

Does anybody have experiences with installing and using such software (e.g. http://www.webmin.com/ & http://doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/Introduction) for Linux server administrators who are not used to administrating Linux servers by command line?

We have planned a handover of the server (after installing & configuring DHIS) to such a guy because there are lacking HR for Linux in the targeted country. Any thoughts on this?

Best regards

David


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Hi David,

Unfortunately, I think it would be hard to handle all of the DHIS2-specific tasks through a general user interface like webmin, though managing Tomcat and Postgres seems feasible.

Are you using dhis2-tools? You could conceivably create a simple web frontend to scripts around dhis2-tools, but that could be quite some work also.

Would outsourcing the hosting be an option?

Knut

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On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:56 AM, David Huser david.huser@swisstph.org wrote:

Dear all

I’m looking for opinions on using a Server administration software for a Linux server instead of handling this by the command line.

Does anybody have experiences with installing and using such software (e.g. http://www.webmin.com/ & http://doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/Introduction) for Linux server administrators who are not used to administrating Linux servers by command line?

We have planned a handover of the server (after installing & configuring DHIS) to such a guy because there are lacking HR for Linux in the targeted country. Any thoughts on this?

Best regards

David


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Knut Staring

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Skype: knutstar

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Hi David

I know at least one country has been using webmin to administer dhis2
systems. It is less than ideal but they have survived to date. I
believe webmin has provided them with the means to get up and running
under their own steam and there is something to be said for that.

In my view there isn't a simple shortcut to training and experience.
Having things to click on can be a good thing and I am certainly not
against them, but they only provide an illusion of compensation where
the underlying skills are lacking. If the system is considered
important enough by the client, then either a serious plan must be
made to develop or acquire those skills or to outsource (perhaps on a
temporary basis). Doing anything else is fairly irresponsible on a
number of levels.

Something like webmin could be part of that plan. But not *the* plan.

(@Knut, a dhis2-tools webmin module is an interesting idea)

Bob

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On 4 February 2016 at 11:23, Knut Staring <knutst@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi David,

Unfortunately, I think it would be hard to handle all of the DHIS2-specific
tasks through a general user interface like webmin, though managing Tomcat
and Postgres seems feasible.

Are you using dhis2-tools? You could conceivably create a simple web
frontend to scripts around dhis2-tools, but that could be quite some work
also.

Would outsourcing the hosting be an option?

Knut

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:56 AM, David Huser <david.huser@swisstph.org> > wrote:

Dear all

I'm looking for opinions on using a Server administration software for a
Linux server instead of handling this by the command line.

Does anybody have experiences with installing and using such software
(e.g. http://www.webmin.com/ & http://doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/Introduction\)
for Linux server administrators who are not used to administrating Linux
servers by command line?
We have planned a handover of the server (after installing & configuring
DHIS) to such a guy because there are lacking HR for Linux in the targeted
country. Any thoughts on this?

Best regards
David

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Dear David

you can try installing from my blog http://hannan-tech.blogspot.com/2015/11/install-latest-webmin-in-ubuntu-1404.html

Contact me in you have any problem.

Regards

Hannan Khan

HISP Bangladesh

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On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 3:56 PM, David Huser david.huser@swisstph.org wrote:

Dear all

I’m looking for opinions on using a Server administration software for a Linux server instead of handling this by the command line.

Does anybody have experiences with installing and using such software (e.g. http://www.webmin.com/ & http://doxfer.webmin.com/Webmin/Introduction) for Linux server administrators who are not used to administrating Linux servers by command line?

We have planned a handover of the server (after installing & configuring DHIS) to such a guy because there are lacking HR for Linux in the targeted country. Any thoughts on this?

Best regards

David


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