[clue] Devops at work?
qhartman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 11:13:47 MST 2015
Sorry for the delay, I've been sick for the last several days and ignoring
I'd be interested if it works in with my schedule. Email me off-list and we
can discuss details.
On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 8:55 PM, Sruthi Annamnidu <sruthi.kumar.a at gmail.com>
> Hi Quentin,
> If you have few minutes, how about presenting a basic talk on DevOps
> next month? You do not have to present any slides or anything but just a
> quick overview would help. What do you think?
> Thank you,
> Sruthi Kumar
> On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 3:54 PM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com>
>> I don't have time to give a detailed answer now, but I "use devops" at
>> work, and it's generally a postiive change. I'll try to respond in more
>> detail later...
>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 7:14 AM, Charles Burton <
>> charles.d.burton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I'm starting to push us down that road, which is a fairly interesting
>>> transition in research. It's a slow process, but I'm laying the groundwork
>>> for it right now. For instance I've setup Salt to handle all the steps
>>> involved in setting up new systems and built images that people can load on
>>> the VM servers that just require setting the hostname and enabling Salt.
>>> Then I tied it into Foreman and I've been working on building application
>>> profiles so that people just select one from Foreman for whatever work they
>>> want to do on their systems. Next up is building the provisioning, but as
>>> our leadership chose Citrix Xen a few years ago it's a bit tricky at the
>>> moment. That and we're dealing with lots of old crufty baggage from years
>>> of cowboy ops that I'm still working on cleaning up. I'm the biggest
>>> change agent right now, but there is a lot coming down from above as well.
>>> We're NOAA so we're subject to rules from the Government and those have
>>> been the stick I've been using to effect change lately. Basically I got
>>> senior management on board, the Federal security team, and started by
>>> offering the carrot of a really good and easy to use platform backed by the
>>> stick of if the DHS tells me to shut something off I'll do it immediately.
>>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 10:53 AM, Sean LeBlanc <seanleblanc at comcast.net>
>>>> Anyone doing devops thing at work? Depending on what that may mean, of
>>>> course...there is of course more the mindset and the collaboration and
>>>> the processes and politics that may be updated or maybe completely
>>>> disrupted (possibly in very good ways), but I'm also interested in
>>>> specific technical/engineering practices. (*)
>>>> Things like "literate devops", for example:
>>>> What about pipelines in Jenkins and tools like
>>>> Puppet/Chef/Docker/Vagrant/Ansible/Salt to provision systems and start
>>>> incorporating more development practices (such as SCM) within the wider
>>>> IT organization?
>>>> How do you use those things? Have they paid off? Have you been a "change
>>>> agent" pushing these sort of things to make your life better, or has it
>>>> come from an external force (i.e., part of the command-and-control
>>>> structure of a corporation) and "devops" means something quite different
>>>> to them?
>>>> I ask because I went to Denver BSides last year (and this year) and they
>>>> had a panel of people to talk about DevOps, but not nearly enough time
>>>> for all the questions they were getting from the audience. I got only
>>>> one question in, and it was just before lunch, so there was a hard stop.
>>>> (*) For instance, see here: http://theagileadmin.com/what-is-devops/
>>>> What "devops" means seems to be a very fluid definition, much like
>>>> "Agile" itself. There is definitely both engineering practices as well
>>>> as the "what is visible to management, especially non-technical
>>>> management" part within "Agile", especially Scrum, and that presents a
>>>> very real problem when trying to talk about these subjects.
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