Make the most of Ubuntu with Landscape
The Landscape systems management tool helps you monitor, manage and
update your entire Ubuntu infrastructure from a single interface. Part of
Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage support service, Landscape brings you
intuitive systems management tools combined with world-class support.
Benefits for system administrators
Solves the hardest management problems, including building and
maintaining software repositories, managing different machine
profiles, delegating permissions at a granular level, auditing
others actions and accessing asset information in real time.
Integration with common client-side Linux sysadmin tooling so you
can see the same information about individual machines as you see
in the terminal.
A complete API lets you use established technologies (e.g. Bash,
Python) to borrow or build on Landscape's functionality.
Custom scripts need only be written to allow for the business
logic unique to your organisation; common tasks (e.g. repository
management) are already covered, so there's no need to re-invent
You can manage machines remotely from anywhere you can access a
Receive alerts when updates become available for specific
machines, or manage auto-update policies, instructing devices to
update during set maintenance windows.
RBAC features for delegating certain activities on specific
machines to others - reducing your workload without sacrificing
Benefits for IT managers
Automation for repetitive tasks at scale helps ensure uniformity
across your IT estate and eliminates the costs associated with
rectifying human errors.
By reducing the number of administrators required for basic,
day-to-day management, your teams are free to focus on more
productive activities that deliver value to your organisation.
Custom reporting makes regulatory compliance significantly less
problematic, costly and time-consuming.
Unlike in-house systems that may have grown organically,
Landscape scales with your environment, enabling you to manage up
to 40,000 machines with a single instance.
Thanks to an extensive, scriptable API, Landscape can be easily
integrated with your current configuration management, monitoring
and ticketing systems.
Updates and future versions are delivered at no cost, because
Landscape is part of the Ubuntu Advantage service subscription.
Landscape can be used to manage desktop, server and cloud
deployments, or subsets of those deployments that you define when
you subscribe to Ubuntu Advantage.
A powerful, scriptable API
All administrators want customised systems management solutions
that reflect the exact requirements of their organisation.
this with a central console you can use to
automate tasks, whether
they're managed directly or through the
By scripting to Landscape's API, you can use Bash or Python to
custom workflows (with full tab-expansion hinting support
in the shell
client) that deliver the best of both worlds: they
, yet built on the components delivered,
QA-tested and maintained by Canonical's engineers - not you or
your overworked colleagues.
API access to Landscape's functionality makes it easy to use
Landscape alongside the management and monitoring tools you
already use -
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whether they're scripts you've developed in-house,
or established open-source products like Nagios or Puppet. For
example, via the API, Landscape can easily be integrated with
desktop support systems to automatically generate trouble
A supported solution
Over-reliance on in-house tools can pose a risk, because if the
person who developed them retires or changes jobs, critical
operations and knowledge can be lost. With Landscape, you get a
supported solution with the backing of one of the biggest names
in Linux: Canonical. Intimate knowledge of the application is
therefore always accessible.
Always up to date
In-house tools can prove costly to maintain, especially if your
infrastructure is forced to respond to change. Even simple
software upgrades can necessitate significant revisions. With
Landscape, client support is constantly updated to accommodate
the latest version of Ubuntu, so you can rely on your tools to
keep pace with your update cycle, while maintaining compatibility
with all current Ubuntu releases.
Shared development costs
Development costs are shared when you choose third party tools
like Landscape - and this shared cost translates to more
realistic budgets for QA testing. Combined with larger user-base
common to non-bespoke tools, this means Landscape is likely to be
more flexible, reliable and bug-free than any bespoke solution.
No more re-inventing the wheel
Thanks to its scriptable API, Landscape lets you benefit from
built-in functionality covering a wide range of administration
tasks while enabling you to add any bespoke logic you need. In
other words, you can direct your investment towards the areas that
need it, without re-inventing the wheel implementing common
You can buy Landscape as part of Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage
support service. Offering efficient systems administration, fast
problem resolution and access to the Ubuntu experts as and when you
need it, Ubuntu Advantage is helping businesses worldwide to
optimise resources with Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Advantage: What’s included?
Canonical's Support and Technical Services (STS) team provides
around-the-clock coverage for Ubuntu deployments all over the
world. Our phone support means you can speak directly to
someone who has first-hand experience of how to resolve your
issue. And our online portal lets you track the progress of
submitted cases in real time.
Manage multiple Ubuntu installations cost-effectively. Automate
updates and manage physical, virtual and cloud-based systems
from a single interface. Ensure compliance across your IT
estate. Landscape is easy to set up and requires no custom
hardware or specialised skills to operate.
Ubuntu Advantage customers have exclusive access to the
Canonical Knowledge Base. This database provides you with a
library of technical articles that can help you solve common
issues, fast. The Knowledge Base includes best-practice help on
security, migration and networking.
Find peace of mind with legal cover for IP infringement
claims. Our Assurance programme covers your business for any
claims of IP infringements arising from your use of
Ubuntu. Should an IP claim be made against you, Canonical will
assume the legal defence and cover the legal costs that are
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Landscape is part of the Ubuntu Advantage service package,
delivered by Canonical.