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Lee Thompson (from DTO Solutions) presentation given at Velocity's Online Conference on March 17, 2010.

Lee Thompson (from DTO Solutions) presentation given at Velocity's Online Conference on March 17, 2010.

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Provisioning Toolchain Introduction for Velocity Online Conference (March 2010) Provisioning Toolchain Introduction for Velocity Online Conference (March 2010) Presentation Transcript

  • Open Source Provisioning Toolchain http://dev2ops.org/toolchain
  • Web Operations 1.0
  • Web Operations 2.0
  • Toolchains = software assembly line!
  • Follows historical precedents... Core tenet of Industrial Revolution is interchangeable parts Unix is less an operation system and more a federation of small utilities Free Software Foundation Development Toolchain emacs->autoconf->autoheader->automake->libtool->gcc->ld
  • Benefits of a provisioning toolchain... Smaller interchangeable parts mitigates risk Help users figure out how tools fit together Stop the constant reinvention of the the wheel Consolidate terminology Help toolsmiths align efforts
  • Why now?
  • The rise of clouds and virtualization
  • Awareness of DevOps problems
  • Criteria for fully automated provisioning... 1. Be able to automatically provision an entire environment -- from "bare-metal" to running business services -- completely from specification 2. No direct management of individual boxes 3. Be able to revert to a "previously known good" state at any time 4. It’s easier to re-provision than it is to repair 5. Anyone on your team with minimal domain specific knowledge can deploy or update an environment
  • http://dev2ops.org/toolchain/
  • What is missing?
  • So we’ve been talking it over... 10/09 - Provisioning Toolchain 11/09 - dev2ops blog 01/10 - OpsCamp, Austin, Texas 02/10 - DTO Customers and Industry Contacts
  • Controls and Utilization Provisioning Activity De-Provisioning Activity (Current toolchain concept only covers provisioning part of this!)
  • Scope Creep! CMDB/ Pkg Mgmt / Artifact Repositories Monitoring / Dashboarding / Alarming Roles / Access Controls / Audit And that whole devops thing...
  • Announcing!
  • DevOps-Toolchain Document methodologies and best practices Define an architectural vision of the tool chain with an eye towards phased evolution Maintain a repository of design patterns and anti- patterns that describe useful approaches to tool builders Mailing list to discuss approaches, anecdotes and applications of approaches and tools
  • Join the Conversation http://groups.google.com/group/devops-toolchain Share a Best Practice http://code.google.com/p/devops-toolchain/w/list See you at Velocity in Santa Clara!