How do you keep track of all server and network config changes?
April 11, 2012 9:20 AM Subscribe
Help me find a way to keep track of server configuration changes and updates!
posted by bellastarr to computers & internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to come up with a good way to keep track of any configuration changes to servers, network equipment, etc. Changes I'd like to keep track of:
- Cisco network config changes: I'd like to have the before and after config files saved and dates etc. I realize this will rely on the server administrator actually having to upload the files, but that's ok (unless there is an automated way - but it also needs to be able to keep track of:)
- Windows servers configuration changes, including registry edits, service pack updates, etc.
- Other server related changes (email, Barracuda, etc.)
Really what I want is just a simple way to upload these files (or be able to list specific changes), make a note of who, when, why.
I don't know enough about version control systems to know if they would work or be too much trouble to configure vs. a homegrown PHP/mySQL solution. (We're just 2 IT people in an organization of about 350). We've already coded our own calltracking type service request logging software.