"A good system administrator is always looking for ways to make
life a bit easier. The Levanta Intrepid M, a turnkey Linux
management appliance, is one way to smooth out some of the rough
edges of system deployment and make things run just a bit smoother
in your IT environment. I spent some time using the Intrepid M
appliance, and found it to be a well-designed product. Too bad the
pricing makes it unsuitable for some IT budgets.
"So, how does it work? Basically, the Intrepid M provides
centralized management for Linux servers and workstations. Machines
that are managed by the Intrepid, boot over the network off of
images stored on the Intrepid, called Vservers. The Intrepid also
provides storage for those machines, so local disks are not
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