[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] could Chef be used to install and maintain Evergreen?
information.detective at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 12:11:14 EDT 2012
Thanks James and Justin for replying.
I don't get the differences between Puppet, Vagrant and Chef, but I'm OK
with that (for now).
On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM, James Fournie <james.fournie at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi Tara,
> I started some cookbooks a long time ago for use with Vagrant
> (vagrantup.com) but haven't updated it in quite a while, and basically
> since then Vagrant gained support for Puppet so I was pondering
> rewriting for Puppet. Either way it's definitely possible to have
> Chef provision an Evergreen server, just something that would need to
> be explored more.
> ~James Fournie
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Justin Hopkins
> <justin at mobiusconsortium.org> wrote:
> > Great question Tara! I've been wanting to investigate Chef for quite a
> > while, but haven't found the time.
> > I'm not sure if you were at the Genesys (sp?) presentation at the last EG
> > conference, but it's a Pines project with the same goal: to automate the
> > deployment an EG cluster. I wonder if the Pines folks considered using
> > Chef... Maybe they could compare/contrast the two tools.
> > Justin
> > On Mon Oct 22 16:16:36 2012, Tara Robertson wrote:
> >> I'm super energized and excited about a whole bunch of things after
> >> attending the Access 2012 conference in Montreal. There was an awesome
> >> session from Graham Stewart, Network and Storage Services Manager,
> >> from the University of Toronto called Cooking with Chef at the U of T
> >> Libraries: Automated Deployment of Web Applications in a Library
> >> He demoed Chef and ran a bunch of cookbooks to set up an instance of
> >> Islandora while he was doing his talk. Here's the notes from his talk:
> >> His talk got me wondering if it was possible to use Chef to install
> >> and maintain instances of Evergreen. If someone were to write the
> >> relevant cookbooks, then could they be reused by other people? I
> >> suspect there's some things that would need tweaking (but with limited
> >> knowledge I'm not sure what they would be).
> >> I chatted with Graham during the break. He was excited about the idea
> >> of doing this with Evergreen and said that he'd be happy to answer any
> >> questions:
> >> graham.stewart at utoronto.ca <mailto:graham.stewart at utoronto.ca>
> >> Chris Cormack shared this link Deploying Koha from git with Chef :
> >> Would there be benefits to using Chef? How much of a pain would it be
> >> to write the requisite cookbooks? Would new cookbooks need to be
> >> written for each version of Evergreen? For each version of XULrunner,
> >> Postgres and...?
> >> Cheers,
> >> Tara
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