OpenSDE is a kit for creating customized operating systems based on GNU/Linux. OpenSDE has an easy configuration tool which allows anyone to put together their own GNU/Linux distribution that addresses their specific needs. OpenSDE supports over 2400 software packages and the number is still growing.
osarchiver (Operating System Archiver) creates CD/DVD backup images, useful for operating system disaster recovery. It features compact size, utilization of already-present operating system functionality, multiple Red Hat version compatibility, multi-volume capability, parallel compression, and hardware flexibility.
LPAR2RRD makes historical, future trends and nearly "realtime" CPU utilization graphs of LPARs and shared CPU usage of IBM Power servers. It collects complete physical and logical configuration of all servers/LPARs. It is agent-less (it gets everything from the HMC/SDMC or IVM). It supports all kinds of logical partitions (AIX/AS400/Linux/VIOS).
Owl (Openwall GNU/*/Linux) is a small security-enhanced Linux distribution for servers. Owl also makes a good base system for customized virtual machine images and embedded systems, and Owl live CDs with remote SSH access are good for recovering or installing systems (whether with Owl or not). A single Owl CD includes the full live system, installable packages, the installer program, as well as full source code and the build environment capable of rebuilding the entire system from source. Owl supports multiple architectures (x86, x86-64, SPARC, and Alpha) and offers some compatibility for packages developed for other Linux distributions. The primary approaches to security are proactive source code review, privilege reduction, privilege separation, careful selection of third-party software, safe defaults, and "hardening" to reduce the likelihood of successful exploitation of security flaws.