Chapter 1. Introduction

VACM (pronounced Va-cuum) is an integrated suite of scalable remote management and monitoring tools for administering clusters or large install bases of servers. The primary authors of VACM are:

VACM's back end is modular in architecture, allowing it to utilize a virtually endless list of different management and monitoring technologies. The front end is also modular, allowing it to be integrated into a variety of environments without impacting the environment's management and monitoring policies. While VACM was originally intended for use with Linux based scientific clusters, it has been shown that the VACM infrastructure is also suited for ISPs, ISVs, and other large server installations.

If you are interested in participating in the VACM project, either as a feedback provider, backend module writer, or a client writer, please subscribe to the VACM mailing lists, linked off of the "VACM project page"