Hiera, a key/value data lookup tool for Puppet and Puppet Enterprise, defaults to storing data in YAML and JSON files. This is fine for many uses, but often someone will want to use a different storage format or import a bunch of data from an existing tool of some kind. To do this, you need […]
Think it’s impossible to stand up an OpenStack cloud in 15 minutes? If you’re the betting kind, Red Hat software engineer, Derek Higgins, is ready to take your money. Derek created Packstack, an installation utility that uses Puppet modules to deploy OpenStack in three easy steps. Not convinced? Join Derek Higgins, Cody Herridges, and Chris […]
The Puppet Enterprise 3.0 orchestration engine provides an important part of the product’s cloud automation capabilities. It allows admins to discover and manage thousands of nodes at once from either the Puppet Enterprise web console, or from the command line. Read on to learn how the orchestration engine works and see a video demo of […]
As methodologies lead and former professional services engineer at Puppet Labs, Eric Shamow has stories. Like the one where the dev and ops teams were butting heads so hard that their manager thought it might be easier to just fire one group and start fresh.
We love talking with women who are doing great things in technology. Sabrina Farmer is a senior engineering manager for the Site Reliability team at Google, responsible for Google Apps and directly manages the teams responsible for running Gmail, the world’s largest internet email service.
Everyone wants to release software faster, with fewer errors, so continuous integration is the watchword for modern release management. But as Andrew C. Oliver writes in InfoWorld, it’s surprising how few organizations integrate load testing early in the development cycle, since failing early is a lot less expensive than failing in production.