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Puppet in IT-GT

We're lucky enough to have an openlab summer student (GeorgiZlatkov) here from 14th June working on Puppet. The original brief was:

"The main tasks for the student would be to implement and enhance an industry standard tool for fabric management within the group, most likely 'puppet'. This would allow consistent software configuration, improved reliability and reproducibility of test machines, better compliance with site policies such as security. The tool needs to be compatible with both the site linux platform (SLC 5/6) and those platforms needed by 3rd parties (Scientific Linux / Debian)

Other tasks depending on time and priorities could include:

  • Integration with monitoring tools
  • Development of periodic report generation tools

Further ideas that have been discussed since then include:

  • interfacing with quattor type tools
  • Generating configs from yaims site-info.def

Rough Plan

(NB: this is NOT final -- just a whiteboard of ideas)

If we get

-- AndrewElwell - 09-May-2011

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