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Configuration Management and Systems Orchestration

See also: Configuration Management for Tiki Projects

The challenge: You have a big Tiki project and you want to use the traditional development, testing, acceptance and production setup (DTAP)

How do you deal with:

  • Generic code that will be upstreamed
  • Custom code that won't be upstreamed (but should be versioned locally)
  • Custom theme/design (which should be versioned locally)
  • Content (in database)
    • Content via Wiki Plugins is routinely used to do stuff we used to do in PHP
  • Configuration, typically in database, but can be in text files via System Configuration
  • Translations that will be upstreamed
  • Translations that won't be upstreamed (but should be versioned locally) (could be in DB or lang/xx/custom.php)
  • Maintainability of advanced configurations of features


On a related note, here is a Messaging systems evaluation

Examples

  • Content evolve in prod (user generated content)
  • A new feature is in development, so code needs to be merged from dev to testing. But often preferences and modules need to be configured.
    • If you refresh the testing data from the production server (like as Pre-Dogfood Server, you will loose your preferences & module configurations.

Wishes

  • A way to easily check on which server I am (which doesn't get overwritten with rsync)
    • This is to avoid mistakes
  • Quick way to compare the configurations between the 2 to 4 sites and have a way to merge data / propagate some data
  • Make it possible to identify a site as staging or development and have different settings, such as
    • <meta NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">
    • Don't send out notification emails
    • Site closed

Dev, Test, Prod

  • Dev: 10.x
  • Test: 9.x latest
  • Prod: 9.x older


Before doing svn up on prod, we do svn up on test, and we do a diff of:

  • svn diff test
  • svn diff prod

Idea

If both sites have shell and use System Configuration, maybe use something like http://www.fossil-scm.org/ to compare/merge...

Who

  • Marc Laporte
  • you? (Add your name to join the working group)

Related links

Options on Ohloh.net

Overview

T-DOSE 2012 Toshaan Bharvani, Puppet, Chef, CFEngine, Ansible, Salt, different approaches

http://www.coloandcloud.com/editorial/func-mcollective-salt-and-rundeck/

Puppet

Salt


Chef

Free hosted version up to 5 nodes: http://www.opscode.com/chef/

Just scheduled for Jul 31: Thomas S. Hatch - SaltStack update (http://saltstack.com/community.html). We had him on back in Nov 2011, but a lot has happened in the Salt world, including bare metal provisioning, and a lot of other cloudy things.

CFEngine

Bcfg2

cdist

Quattor

Juju

Crowbar

Nuri

Managing TikiWiki CMS with Nuri

Ansible


Alexandre Bourget demoes Ansible:

Fredistrano

OCS Inventory NG

Radmind

Rudder

Spacewalk

Software Test Automation Framework (STAF)

Ganeti


"Ganeti is a cluster virtual server management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software."
https://code.google.com/p/ganeti/

Serf

Serf is a decentralized solution for cluster membership, failure detection, and orchestration. Lightweight and highly available.

Phing

PHing Is Not GNU make; it's a PHP project build system or build tool based on ​Apache Ant.

Archipel

"Archipel is a solution to manage and supervise virtual machines. No matter if you have a few locally on your computer or thousands through data centers, Archipel is a central solution to manage them all. You can perform all basic virtualization commands and many other things like live migration, VMCasts, packages, etc."

Capistrano

http://capistranorb.com/

Roboconf


Related: Vagrant

alias

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting 7.x
Administration
Ajax 2.x
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch 6.x
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing (5.x)
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution 2.x
Cookie
Copyright
Credits 6.x
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs 8.x
DogFood
Draw 7.x
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Group
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping 3.x
Mobile Tiki and Voice Tiki
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment 5.x
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links 3.x
Share
Shopping Cart 5.x
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags 2.x
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests 2.x
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
WebHelp
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices 3.x
Wiki 3D
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives 4.x
WYSIWTSN 4.x
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG 2.x
XMLRPC
XMPP




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