I have over 100 Linux\Win servers and a few dozens of Tasks and Cron Jobs scattered around. I think it's time for a centralized system that will be able to run both remote Powershell scripts and Bash\Python. My only requirements are that it's free and has some form of a reporting feature.

  • I have not used it myself, but did you have a look at Jenkins (jenkins.io)
    – albert
    Commented Sep 3, 2017 at 10:30
  • I have heard it's absolutely terrible though.
    – JustAGuy
    Commented Sep 3, 2017 at 11:04
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    I don't think Jenkins is the right tool. Ain't it more a build environment / continuous integration tool for software developers? But @gilfalko, maybe you can add the information to your question that you have tried it and you don't like it. Commented Sep 3, 2017 at 11:23
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    @gifalko Can you elaborate on "it's absolutely terrible though"?
    – albert
    Commented Sep 3, 2017 at 15:02
  • Jenkins _could_ be used, but it seems like overkill to me.
    – Mawg
    Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 10:24

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Rundeck allows you to schedule and execute jobs defined in different languages. You can also tag your servers to have a more fine-grained control on execution.


GRR possibly with PowerGRR sounds like just what you need:

  • Python based, (both Server and Remote Clients)
  • Cross Platform (Windows, Linux & OS-X)
  • Search and download capabilities for files and the Windows registry.
  • Detailed monitoring of client CPU, memory, IO usage and self-imposed limits.
  • Remote power shell with PowerGRR

Free, both Gratis & Open Source, & oodles of reporting features.


Well, eventually I found a solution capable of doing everything I wanted though it costs a single payoff of 500 dollars. Google VisualCron. It's a centrazlied tasks running server for Windows that looks and works great!

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