Install Eucalyptus 4.0 Using Motherbrain and Chef

hspencer77:

Great blog discussing how to use Motherbrain, Chef and Eucalyptus.

Originally posted on Testing Clouds at 128bpm:

Introduction

Installing distributed systems can be a tedious and time consuming process. Luckily there are many solutions for distributed configuration management available to the open source community. Over the past few months, I have been working on the Eucalyptus cookbook which allows for standardized deployments of Eucalyptus using Chef. This functionality has already been implemented in MicroQA using individual calls to Knife (the Chef command line interface) for each machine in the deployment. Orchestration of the deployment is rather static and thus only 3 topologies have been implemented as part of the deployment tab

Last month, Riot Games released Motherbrain, their orchestration framework that allows flexible, repeatable, and scalable deployment of multi-tiered applications. Their approach to the deployment roll out problem is simple and understandable. You configure manifests that define how your application components are split up then define the order in which they should be deployed.

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Great Opensource Cloud Management Tool Using SSH – Simple, Powerful and Elegant

hspencer77:

Configuration management through SSH FTW!

Originally posted on Gigaom:

A couple of former Red Hat (s rhat) veterans think there’s an easier way to configure, deploy and manage IT across an organization and founded AnsibleWorks to attack that problem.

Ansible co-founder Said Ziouani.

Ansible co-founder Said Ziouani.

Systems administrators and developers want one tool for deployment, configuration and management — they don’t want to deal with agents and add-ons, said Said Siouani, CEO of Santa Barbara, Calif.-based AnsibleWorks.

No doubt Ansible’s orchestration engine will face off against popular configuration tools like Opscode Chef and Puppet Labs’ Puppet (see disclosure). Siouani characterized Ansible as a more “holistic” solution than what is on the market now in that it focuses on configuration management and actual deployment.

Ansible co-founder Michael DeHaan.

Ansible co-founder Michael DeHaan.

Ansible itself is an open-source project kicked off a year ago by Michael DeHaan, one of the Red Hat vets who also spent time at Puppet Labs (see disclosure) and was also the force behind Cobbler

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