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Vampires vs. Werewolves: Ending the War Between Developers and Sysadmins with Puppet - Bess Sadler - Code4Lib 2010

Vampires vs. Werewolves: Ending the War Between Developers and Sysadmins with Puppet

  • Bess Sadler, University of Virginia, bess@virginia.edu

Code4Lib 2010 - Wednesday, February 24 - 09:35-09:55

Developers need to be able to write software and deploy it, and often require cutting edge software tools and system libraries. Sysadmins are charged with maintaining stability in the production environment, and so are often resistant to rapid upgrade cycles. This has traditionally pitted us against each other, but it doesn't have to be that way. Using tools like puppet for maintaining and testing server configuration, nagios for monitoring, and hudson for continuous code integration, UVA has brokered a peace that has given us the ability to maintain stable production environment with a rapid upgrade cycle. I'll discuss both the individual tools, our server configuration, and the social engineering that got us here.

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