Here we go – the main event! I’ve finally got around to publishing my puppet module to deploy MCollective to systems. The module can be found at http://github.com/proffalken/proffalkensPuppetModules and includes the puppet and service agents and the facter facts plugin from http://code.google.com/p/mcollective-plugins/ to provide control over MCollective from the outset. The module is setup so [...]
I’ve been playing with Puppet for some time now and creating the directory structure for modules as defined in the puppet best practice guide gets tedious after a while, so I threw together a simply base script that takes a single argument and builds the directory structure for you.
One of my main gripes with Centos/Redhat is the insistence to use sendmail as the default MTA when something as beautiful as Exim exists and provides far greater flexibility. Thanks to the folks at atrpms, it is possible to install Exim 4.71 on Centos 5 with the following steps:
OK, so I might have been a bit hasty to dismiss Centos in my last post – a couple of people have contacted me and told me about additional repos that I can use for rubygems etc – so as a brief interlude, here’s the instructions for getting MCollective and ActiveMQ up and running on [...]
A few weeks ago I was at UKUUG and met an intriguing project (and it’s owner) called mcollective. MCollective is a system that enables you to run queries across multiple servers in real time and have the responses come back to you in a speed you would only expect if you were physically at the [...]