All posts tagged with 'puppet'
Lots of our infrastructure is managed by Puppet, the open source configuration management tool that uses its own domain specific language (DSL) to describe how services, files and systems should look. The DSL was inspired by Nagios configuration files, so you’ll find lots of nested blocks under curly braces, indentation, groups of parameters assigned with => separators, all of which can begin to look messy in a large manifest, as… Continue reading
Thomas Haggett, one of our senior platform engineers, recently gave a talk at a Scottish Ruby User Group meetup about Puppet and MCollective, two technologies we've been embracing in anger at FreeAgent in 2011. We'll be blogging about what we're doing with these technologies in detail in the coming months but in the meantime, here's a little taster video: Thomas Haggett - Puppet from Cultivate on Vimeo. Continue reading
SSL is great; widely supported, easy to set-up, relatively cheap these days and (relatively) secure. We've required it from our early days and it hasn't caused us too many issues other than needing us to renew our SSL certificates from time to time and requiring a few more IP addresses than we otherwise would have needed1. That said, I recently visited Portland to attend PuppetConf (all about Puppet, a configuration… Continue reading