[nycbug-talk] New Setup Questions
matt at atopia.net
Fri Apr 17 23:01:23 EDT 2009
That's what I'm trying to figure out. These two questions sort of
intertwine themselves. If we decide to go the "ports scripted" route,
we'll most likely have scripts like this in SVN:
./webserver-setup.sh -h<option1> -i<option2>
which will basically do a cvsup /etc/ports-supfile, install necessary
ports (all the same version of course), install php, etc. Then, we'd push
the configuration files via svn as well.
If we decide to go a package route, we might even put the packages in SVN,
so that you can "check out" the repository of packages.
I've looked at puppet, and I've looked at CF engine: puppet seems limited,
and CF Engine seems complex. Seems like it's a pick your poison.
On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Brian Gupta wrote:
> Not to start up the cfengine vs puppet debate again, but one question. How do you plan to handle package installation?
> That's one thing where CMS can really help.
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:
> We're launching an entirely new setup across FreeBSD boxes - about 50
> servers total. I have two things which I'm still somewhat debating, and
> thought I'd get a second opinion.
> First, instead of using CFEngine to manage the boxes, I was thinking of
> using an SVN-based setup. Each server would checkout their appropriate
> files via SVN, and I would "trigger" each server when it needs an update
> via config files that would be fetched often via either ftp or svn. This
> is neat and flexible, but not as complex as CFEngine. Thoughts?
> Second, I'm trying to decide how to do packages. Across the 50 servers
> we'll have about 6 or 7 different hardware sets. Some will be Dell, some
> IBM, etc. Most will be 64 bit boxes (to address larger memory ranges).
> Should I set up a single server for each class (and do make package to
> create packages for each box), or should I just compile ports from source
> on each box, verifying that I'm installing the same package version each
> time (which will allow each box to take advantage of the benefits of its
> specific hardware).
> Those are my two questions, and I'd appreciate any input anyone can
> provide. Thanks!
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