On 30 March 2012 17:17, Kevin Fenzi <kevin(a)scrye.com> wrote:
Just had a talk with tflink on IRC about the management of the qa
network machines. Long ago when we setup those machines we were
thinking we could use them as a testbed for bcfg2 to see if we wanted
to start using it or if it worked ok, etc. I setup a bcfg2 server to
try this with, but sadly have never found the time to even start
virthost-comm01.qa (real hardware)
(someday we may add a sign-bridge-comm01 and sign-vault-comm01 to allow
secondary archs like ppc and arm to sign packages).
- Try and push forward with a bcfg2 setup on lockbox-comm01.qa and
evaluate it. This would be nice, but I'm really not sure anyone has
the time to do it.
Actually I think I do have the time to do this. I can start on this
after I get back from recovery.. late next week early week after.
- Just add all the above machines to our puppet repo and configure
there and call it done. This would mean they wouldn't be seperate
from us and we just update and configure and monitor them like any
- Try and work out some setup with ansible or the like to see if it
could manage them. Again, this would be a learning and tweaking
curve, so not sure we have the time.
I actually would like to pursue this over bcfg. I don't think we have
any bcfg experts but we do have ansible experts.
a) I give bcfg2 a go and see how it looks. Report back by end of 3rd
week of april.
b) I then work on ansible. and see if it is better/harder/easier than bcfg2.
a) I just go for ansible and give bcfg2 the heave ho?
- We could setup a new puppet for them on lockbox-comm01.qa and use
that to manage them. We could reuse a lot of our current puppet
setup, but it would still be a fair bit of work to get it all
Thoughts? Brilliant ideas?
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