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Light At The End Of The Tunnel

systems administration meanderings

March devops meeting Sydney

This was the first event I had been to. Inspiring, that’s how it should be. First up was a talk about scriptrock. This looks like an interesting tool although it relies on Java being installed on each of the machines it runs or tests. It is a tool to allow tests on infrastructure to be written from various teams and then run automatically. Thereby, eliminating the costly manual testing of a new roll out. Read more →

Integrating icinga/nagios with puppet

We are trialling Icinga at work as the interface to Nagios is a little behind the times, but the instructions here are applicable to either. We run a cluster and we needed a way to monitor the nodes within that cluster. To get each node to boot and install an OS we use Cobbler, and to ensure that each node is configured in the same manner we use puppet. Getting a node to be automatically added to puppet, has been covered elsewhere. Read more →