Show Date: Tuesday, 3 July 2012
- Mark Imbriaco github, twitter
- Alex Howells github, twitter
- Bryan Berry github, twitter, irc: bryanwb, blog: devopsanywhere
- John Vincent, aka Lusis twitter, github
- Nathen Harvey github, twitter, irc: nathenharvey, blog
Oh, no! I have a node that hasn’t checked in with Chef server for days! Why didn’t I know about that? I’ll have to start using knife ohno, a knife plugin and now a ruby gem from Mandi Walls.
gem install knife-ohnothen find any node whose last check-in is more than six hours old using
knife ohno 6
Asgard: Web-based Cloud Management and Deployments, open-sourced by Netflix, their custom Grails tool for deploying Netflix applications and infrastructure to Amazon. Bryan’s opinion: Netflix doesn’t use Puppet or Chef because they have essentially written their own CM framework in Groovy.
Another interesting post from the Netflix Tech Blog was Netflix Operations: Part I, Going Distributed. This article talks about how they’ve moved from centralized deployment and operations team to an organization where there responsibilities are distributed throughout the development organization.
Berkshelf tool for managing cookbook or an application’s cookbook dependencies, from Jamie Winsor and company at RiotGames. Looks quite similar to librarian-chef.
Etsy dashboard source code for Etsy’s dashboards framework
Velocity, DevOps Days, and Google I/O. Last week was a great conference week for anyone in our community! Chef + Google Compute Engine Opscode named as a partnerfor Google’s new cloud computing platform, check out knife-google
Puppet Feature #778 extending Puppet via rubygems
Tips for Vagrant and Chef from Nick Peirson at Inviqa. Keep Your Base Boxes Up To Date, Vagrantfile - not just static configuration!, knife_ec2 - Not the Sharpest Tool in the Box, Does Your Source Control Match Your Deployed Recipes?
An interesting tool that Nick mentioned in the blog post is Health inspector. This is a gem you can install and run to see if your chef repo is in sync with your chef server.
Project Glass that is the most exciting thing I have seen in a long-time. What does Project Glass have to do w/ DevOps? Well, behind every mobile technology like this one are a ton of backend services. Who keeps these services running? We do. Operations teams. As people continue to integrate technology into their lives, we are going to have a lot more opportunities and a lot more responsibility.
There were some pretty significant issues with the Internet this past week, too. First was a massive thunderstorm system that hit the mid-Atlantic region of the US. This caused service interruptions for some Amazon customers. Amazon has posted a Summary of the AWS Service Event in the US East Region, check the show notes for details. Then, on Saturday, the international time keepers gave everyone an extra second. I live in Annapolis, Maryland and lost power after Friday’s storm. My home was without power for about 71 hours and one second.
- pkgutil v0.0.2 - marthag
Lightweight resource and provider to manage pkgutil packages for Solaris. It will install, remove, or upgrade packages using
- zone v0.0.3 - marthag
Installs/Configures Solaris zones
- cloudfuse v0.0.1 - djoos
Installs/Configures CloudFuse which can be used to mount Rackspace Cloud Files
- freight v0.1.0 - mpasternacki
This cookbook installs Freight, a modern take on the Debian archive.
- freightyard v0.1.0 - mpasternacki
Configures a builder account for building and hosting deb packages with Freight and Freightyard.
- interfaces v0.0.1 - captspify
Installs/Configures the interfaces file using nslookup. This is similar to Kyel’s netcfg cookbook but this one applies the IP to the default Debian Interfaces file rather than using netcfg.
- avahi-daemon v0.0.10 - jackl0phty
- httplivestreamsegmenter v0.0.4 - devesc
- netcfg v0.0.3 - captspify
- drupal v1.1.0 - mdxp
- nginx-fastcgi v0.0.6 - melezhik
- newrelic v0.3.1 - devesc
- beanstalkd v0.0.2 - devesc
- graphite_handler v0.0.4 - peter_donald
- artifact v0.10.0 - reset
- dbench v1.0.1 - atomic-penguin
- bind v0.0.5 - atomic-penguin
- rbenv v1.3.2 - reset
- linode v1.0.6 - cap10morgan
- zabbix v0.0.33 - laradji
- Changing Culture & Being a Force for Awesome - Jesse Robbins’ Velocity talk
- Blameless Postmortems
- the devops commmunity
- everyone should hang out on ##infra-talk on irc
Roll Your Own PAAS! Mark Imbriaco and Alex Howells: Download here