Using csshX to Manage Multiple Virtual Machines
21 October, 2014 - 1 min read
I was looking for a cluster ssh tool to use to run updates and installs on multiple Virtual Machine servers. I had been having to ssh into each server individually, but with four servers this is already monotonous enough.
Searching the web I found Cluster SSH which looked cool, but I could not afford to use the X11 visual forwarding. The next tool that came up was a
tmux script that would use
tmux to synchronize tiles. Unfortunately
tmux is not the easiest to learn, so I continued my search.
Then I came across
csshX which is cluster ssh for OSX. This tool was very easy to use, first I created a file
/etc/clusters. With this structure:
clustername email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org custername2 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Once I had my
/etc/clusters set up I could call the command by entering
csshX clustername. When you run this command you can control multiple shells easily.
Check out csshX for simple management of servers using OSX