On Sep 5, 2011 2:47 AM, "James Nguyen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm managing two data centers and some instances on rackspace cloud servers. *Currently running Cobbler+Puppet+Mcollective. *So far it's been great for a team of one, myself. *
> At the moment I'm looking into either using Aeolus or Openstack to bridge the gap of my data centers and the public cloud still keeping Puppet+Mcollective in the mix and seeing if Cobbler is still needed.
> Anyone out there tried both Aeolus *and* Openstack yet? *I'm looking to*supplement*my research on these two private/public cloud tools. =)
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Marian Marinov <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Thursday 21 July 2011 18:36:17 Devin Reade wrote:
>> > --On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:02:42 PM -0700 RC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > wrote:
>> > > On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:07:06 -0600 Devin Reade <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > >> It should be considered as complementing the automated config
>> > >> management tools like cfengine et al, not as a replacement for
>> > >> them (they're doing different jobs).
>> > >
>> > > That's not entirely fair. *A little shell scripting and pdsh and pdcp
>> > > can certainly do everything cfengine/puppet can do
>> > I wasn't referring to pdsh/pdcp; I was referring to pconsole. *The
>> > reason I said complementing is that sometimes it is good to have
>> > stuff under a configuration management system like cfengine/puppet,
>> > but sometimes you need to run ad-hoc commands, in an identical
>> > fashion, on lots of similar machines, which pconsole is good at
>> > (subject to the caveats I previously mentioned).
>> > I made no comments on pdsh/pdcp at all, and make no claims on where
>> > it fits in the spectrum.
>> > Devin
>> You can actually achieve the same functionality of pdsh/pdcp and pconsole with
>> a quite simple bash script
>> I think it is a matter of what the admin will prefer to do. When you have a
>> lot of identical machines, sometimes it is better to have cfengine/puppet, but
>> sometimes it just an overkill to use them if you are the only one
>> administrating those machines.
>> cfengine and puppet have a very good place on machines that are administered
>> by a team of people.
>> But solutions like pdsh/pconsole and multy-command, in my opinion are more
>> suitable when there are only one or two guys administering those machines.
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+1 for Puppet.* I manage only around 20 servers all running a mix of CentOS 5.6 and CentOS 6 very well with Puppet.* The initial configuration and understanding for it is daunting but WELL worth it in the end.* Also for system provisioning ( kickstart and pxe) look at Foreman, which uses Puppet after initial installation.
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