Tag Archives: DevOps

DevOps Stack on a Shoestring Budget

There are many applications and tools DevOps engineers use on a daily basis. But without some of the essential apps it would be hard to develop and rollout automation tools and processes. Any attempt at kickstarting DevOps culture should include plans to … Continue reading

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Live Tail – Loggly’s “tail -f”

Log management solutions usually provide a web UI for users to search logs as well as a query language to filter information to suit specific needs. Though such methods are powerful, many sysadmins and operations engineers miss the option of … Continue reading

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Proactive Monitoring

Most of the DevOps discussions are centered around automated provisioning of infrastructure, or,  testing, packaging and deploying code in an automated fashion. However, stinging site-down issues would eventually force any nascent production engineering team to make monitoring a high priority … Continue reading

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DevOps Defined

It is easy to find attempts to define DevOps but hardly any one of them is comprehensive. And that is good because the DevOps space is very vast and there is no need to come up with a definition that … Continue reading

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Putting Puppet to work

Since now we know how to setup Puppet in a network environment, it is time to build an application environment using it. For that, we will take a simple but a common requirement: bringing up an Apache server and install … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Puppet

In an environment, be it development or production, managing system settings and software bits on multiple hosts that make up a working environment is a challenge. Puppet offers features that can be used to build such environments consistently and to … Continue reading

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