OpenSVC is a 'service' manager, as in clustered service manager. Services are described as collections of resources (IP, disk groups, filesystems, file synchronizations, and application launchers). Services can be started, stopped and queried for status, providing a consistent command set for wildly different service integrations. Services can be administered using a stand-alone free software stack deployed on the nodes (nodeware). Service configurations, status, and logs are pushed to a central database coupled to a Web front-end (collector).