Python bsddb3 is a Python module that provides a nearly complete wrapping of the Oracle/Sleepycat C API for the database environment, database, cursor, sequence, and transaction objects, and each of these is exposed as a Python type in the bsddb3.db module. The database objects can use various access methods: btree, hash, recno, and queue. It has complete support for Berkeley DB distributed transactions, and complete support for the Berkeley DB Replication Manager and base replication API. The goal is to mirror most of the real Berkeley DB API.
Dpsyco is a automated system to distribute system configurations to several computers. It is written mainly for the Debian distribution but should be portable (without too much difficulties) to other distributions or Unixes as well. It consists of a number of shell scripts to perform the desired actions. With it you can handle users, add ssh-public-keys, patch the system, update things using cfengine, install files (overriding other package files), and more.
C3 Power Tools are a set of Python scripts that ease the use and maintenance of single and multiple clusters. Of the seven core tools, only two are restricted to root use. The C3 tools stand out from similar cluster tools in that they transparently support multiple clusters as easily as a single cluster. These tools are so flexible that they can also be used on groups of workstations not configured as a cluster.
p-run is a utility that runs a program, script, or series of commands on a large number of hosts in parallel. It simplifies management of machines in computer labs. It uses ssh, and supports password and key-based authentication. p-run uses libexpect, and will run in parallel across as many processes as specified. When run on a large number of hosts, its parallel nature significantly speeds up administration.