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Information Quality in OpenSLIM

It's time to spend some time on a tough topic: Information Quality. OpenSLIM implement several functions whose main purpose is to guarant data coherence when one has to deal with certain IT Processes: Provisioning, Repairings, Decommissionings, and so forth. In these cases, Registration Criteria is hard-wired inside OpenSLIM and you don't need to worry about it unless you want to change it.

Unfortunately there still exist rules that you will have to settle if you want to have good levels on your Information Quality. These conventions must be:

  1. Agreed with your Team(s) and Stakeholders.
  2. Controlled with regular Sanity Checks
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OpenSLIM v3.73b0 released!

It’s finally here! This is the first release since the NMTools spin off. A lot has happened since then. In fact, there are many changes in the OpenSLIM roadmap that I would like to tell you over the course of the following weeks.

As every new version, this one represents an additional step forward in functionality and also in reliability. Here is the list of new additions and improvements that this new major release incorporates:

  1. Systems Decommissioning Management.
  2. Improvements on how Virtual Environments are handled.
  3. Improvements on the automatic mechanisms that populate changesin a Node Property as long
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How to Deploy Software using NMTools

software-installOn a previous article I showed some of the possibilities that PLEX modules introduced for our dayly tasks. I did consciously omitted any reference to software deployment at that moment for a number of reasons. The main one was that I consider this subject important enough to deserve its own chapter.

Deploying software can be achieved with regular modules, PLEX modules and, for those cases where complex conditions need to be considered when deploying one package, you can use the new DynX modules.

DynX modules are a new feature that will be delivered on the next OpenSLIM release. They ...

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