dbmathis has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi All,

I have a group of about 150 linux application servers that a process runs on nightly and then a SUCCESS gets written to a logfile of each of the servers when the process completes.

Currently I have to log into each server via ssh and grep each log to see if the process completed.

Using perl, what would be that most reliable and efficient whay to automate and acomplish the same thing? Should I have a process that runs on one machine and then reaches out to each server or should I have a process running on each app server? How would either of these be accomplished?

I was think that there must be some kind of standard process that people follow for something like this, so I am just looking for general advice.

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