Ever imagined where the technology and app revolution would stand without Linux? Yes, some of us frown upon a Linux PC, thinking this is so not exciting. But to all of you Linux cynics, here’s a fun fact—did you know that Android was built on Linux!?! And yes, ask those cool, geeky developers and gaming freaks—they love Linux as well. Linux is open-source, after all.
It’s fair to say that Linux doesn’t have a stronghold on the OS market for mobile devices. Its counterparts Android (for mobile devices) and Windows (for desktops/laptops) have wider acceptance. Not to forget the savvy Macs, iPads and iPhones. Yet, Linux is an absolute essential to keep the tech revolution up and rolling. That makes a strong case for a Linux device management solution like Scalefusion.
In this blog, let’s dive into what Scalefusion Linux management is all about and why it’s the superpower blessing for sysadmins in charge of Linux device fleets.
What are Linux Devices: An Overview
Linux, a renowned open-source project with a rich history spanning over three decades, has garnered immense popularity worldwide. It has captivated the minds of countless developers who have contributed millions of lines of code, shaping the technological vista we enjoy today. From gaming and productivity to entertainment and education, Linux applications have had a profound impact on various aspects of our lives.
The significance of Linux in the corporate realm cannot be overstated, as it serves as the backbone for over 100,000 enterprise applications, including web browsers, office suites, media players, and development tools. Its versatility is evident in its widespread adoption across a diverse array of devices, ranging from servers and desktop computers to laptops, smartphones, and embedded systems. The availability of its source code, accessible to all, has catapulted Linux to the top of the preferences list for developers and end users.
At the start of 2023, Scalefusion introduced a game-changer for sysadmins with its Linux mobile device management capability, i.e., Linux MDM.
Features of Scalefusion Linux Management
Scalefusion supports the sysadmins of organizations that operate in Linux Debian environments. It offers plenty of features that serve the purpose of managing a network of Linux device fleets of all sizes. Let’s list down some of the primary features of Scalefusion Linux management, among many.
Enrolling Linux devices into Scalefusion is as straightforward as it gets. If you are an existing Scalefusion user, you know that’s not an exaggeration. Just like for other operating systems, IT admins can create Linux device profiles on the Scalefusion dashboard. They can enroll devices easily using the Linux terminal/shell and pasting the cURL in it. Thereafter, the required Linux profiles with the appropriate policies can be applied to the enrolled devices.
Quite breezy, isn’t it?
Linux Device Monitoring
The crucial component of the device management pool is vigilant monitoring with consistent and thorough control of every enterprise device, application, or data. With Scalefusion Linux management, the process becomes simple. The Scalefusion dashboard provides comprehensive, real-time insights into Linux devices’ well-being, offering all the essential information sysadmins need.
Some of the important device parameters that sysadmins can view and monitor from the Scalefusion dashboard include:
- Battery level
- RAM usage, disk space, CPU level
- System (OS, Kernel and host) and hardware information
- Active/inactive and last seen status
- IP address
- Wi-Fi status
Scalefusion lets IT admins optimize operations and enhance efficiency by leveraging the capabilities of custom scripts. With the versatility to execute a diverse array of functions, sysadmins can streamline tasks and conserve valuable time. They can upload personalized Bash scripts and deploy them to managed Linux devices. Access to comprehensive output empowers sysadmins to execute administrative tasks effortlessly.
Script with Sage AI
Sage AI is an exclusive Scalefusion offering powered by machine learning and natural language processing. It’s based on OpenAI’s GPT language model. With Sage AI, fabricating distinct scripts and commands tailored for Linux systems becomes effortless merely by presenting a prompt. By employing machine learning algorithms, Sage AI swiftly crafts scripts, eliminating the need for the tedious perusal of numerous lines of code. Simply express your requirements to Sage AI, and it will undertake the remaining tasks.
The prime benefits of scripting with Sage AI are:
- Diminished likelihood of script discrepancies, thus enhancing device administration.
- Rapid revision of preexisting scripts through insights gathered from prior exchanges.
With a multitude of essential data points at their disposal regarding the inventory of Linux devices, sysadmins can swiftly and knowledgeably execute remote actions on these devices, such as device shutdown or device reboot. Leveraging Scalefusion UEM for Linux, sysadmins can now run Linux scripts to perform any desired operation on managed Linux devices from a remote location.
The singular factor that can potentially trigger a catastrophic scenario for businesses is any form of security failure, particularly since Linux devices are widely renowned for their exceptional stability and security measures. Scalefusion has implemented the capability to configure password policies specifically for Linux devices to ensure that only authorized users can access the devices and the associated data. Additionally, sysadmins can impose Wi-Fi configurations on managed Linux devices to restrict any potential exposure to vulnerabilities when the devices connect to the internet. To completely eliminate the possibility of threat actors infiltrating devices or gaining access to corporate data, sysadmins can configure peripheral access for Linux devices utilizing Scalefusion.
Linux versions that Scalefusion supports:
|Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: Bionic Beaver||Mint 19.1: Tessa||Kali 2022.4|
|Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: Focal Fossa||Mint 20.1: Ulyssa|
|Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS: Jammy Jellyfish||Mint 21.1: Vera|
Scalefusion Linux management software is the perfect solution for geographically dispersed teams spanning various sectors and expansive and intricate settings, including sizable enterprises and offices housing thousands of devices, interconnected factories, and industries that must comply with rigorous regulations, as well as data centers or cloud-based infrastructures.
Benefits of Scalefusion Linux MDM
Scalefusion Linux management provides a host of benefits for organizations and their IT teams. Here’s a look at some of them.
Enhanced Device Control and Efficiency: Scalefusion Linux management offers centralized control and administration, enabling organizations to manage their enterprise mobility efficiently. Sysadmins can automate routine tasks, streamline workflows, and improve device efficiency. Organizations can achieve cost savings and increased productivity by reducing manual efforts and optimizing device utilization.
Improved Security and Compliance: Scalefusion Linux management enhances the security posture of organizations by implementing access controls, encryption, and vulnerability management. It enables organizations to maintain compliance with industry regulations (Scalefusion MDM is GDPR, HIPAA, SOC2 compliant!) and security best practices. The ability to centrally manage security policies and apply updates across devices reduces the risk of security breaches and ensures data integrity.
Simplified Device Provisioning and Configuration: Scalefusion Linux management simplifies the provisioning and configuration process, enabling sysadmins to deploy new devices and ensure standardized configurations quickly. This streamlines the onboarding process for new employees, reduces setup time, and ensures consistency across devices. Sysadmins can create templates and define policies that can be easily applied to multiple devices, saving time and effort.
Increased Scalability and Flexibility: Scalefusion Linux management is designed to handle large-scale deployments. It provides the flexibility to manage diverse device types, including servers, workstations, embedded systems, and IoT devices. As organizations grow and expand their device fleets, Scalefusion Linux MDM can scale accordingly, accommodating the evolving needs of organizations and device interfaces.
Cost Savings: Linux, being an open-source operating system, eliminates the need for expensive licensing fees. Scalefusion Linux management leverages this advantage, offering cost-effective management solutions without compromising functionality. Organizations can achieve significant cost savings in terms of maintenance, support, and operational efficiency by optimizing device utilization, reducing downtime, and automating tasks.
Manage Linux Devices with Scalefusion
There’s no stopping the app and new-age device revolution; therefore, there’s no way Linux will wane away. On the contrary, it will remain at the forefront of this revolution. Scalefusion Linux management plays a vital role in effectively managing and administering devices running on Debian-based Linux environments. Quite a godsend for sysadmins at the helm of organizational Linux devices.
Scalefusion MDM offers an extensive suite of Linux management tools for sysadmins so they don’t miss a pulse of their Linux device fleet or inventory. There’s a lot more lined up for the future to make this suite even more comprehensive. Don’t miss to ride the Linux management tide and contact our experts to schedule a demo. You can also get proof of the Linux MDM pudding and get started with a 14-day free trial.