Automated CM

Application Configuration Testing

Good application developers test their code extensively before each release. They rarely, however, provide system administrators with the ability to do the same.I hope this will start to change as DevOps becomes more popular. One of the ideas associated with… Read More ›

Compiling Ansible System Changes

I’ve been wondering whether automated CM tools like Ansible and Chef make system changes in the best way possible from a configuration management point of view. Right now they make changes by executing a series of script statements. This works… Read More ›

Fully Automated Installs

As I get my hardware setup in order, I’ve been planning my first automation step: fully automated provisioning and installation. I am basing my plan on a common use case. A company needs to expand its capacity by installing one… Read More ›