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create_resources and hiera

create_resources and hiera

When using create_resources to instantiate defined resources with hiera, it is a good practice to include the last parameter to the create_resources function – the defaults parameter. The easiest thing is to set the default to an empty hash ‘{}’. If you don’t do this AND you don’t list the data item in hiera, you […]

Use FPM to create java jdk RPM package

Use FPM to create java jdk RPM package

Creating packages from redhat or debian systems can be a royal pain. FPM takes some of the pain away. Refer to the FPM wiki for install and usage instructions. To create an RPM for Oracle’s (sun) java jdk 7: Download jdk7 from Oracle site. (example, jdk1.7.0_65) untar into /opt folder, (result: /opt/jdk1.7.0_65) create alternatives.sh script in the […]

7 warning signs you need DevOps

7 warning signs you need DevOps

Yes, I’ve seen them all! 7 warning signs 1. You don’t discover software defects until late in the lifecycle–or worse, in production. 2. You use Agile to speed development, but any gains evaporate once the app goes into production. 3. Your developers and testers are constantly waiting to access the resources they need, causing delays. 4. You can’t pinpoint […]

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