DevOps Columbus, 0.8.0, Vagrant Up

Everyone has played with Vagrant, at least a little. But, how do you actually *use* it, for realsies? Rob Kinyon will discuss various ways Vagrant can be used to improve developers' lives, QA lives, and, most importantly, devops lives.

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  • Michael S.

    Hey Rob - I have been meening to ask a question regarding servers that have require persitent data (databases, LDAP, etc) as well as transactional data (logging). From your experience, how does "infrastructure as code" handle these use cases?

    For LDAP and Database, I cant image that you would backup and restore the data to a new host?

    For Logging, do you ship all logs to a central repo, such as logstash, before migrating to the new host?

    Thanks.

    - Michael

    March 12, 2014

    • Rob K.

      I would treat logs like another form of persistent data, so they would be shipped to a central store like logstash. This allows you to autoscale *down* without losing data _and_ give developers log access without giving them prod access. So, that collapses your two questions into one. (Replied in another comment)

      March 13, 2014

    • Rob K.

      Datastores, like applications, cannot become unavailable. But, just like the app server isn't the app, the DB server isn't the datastore. We can failover to a secondary or slave, upgrade or replace, then fail back. This is what AWS does with multi-AZ RDS instances. If this strikes fear into your heart, then that means you have no confidence in your failover process. Time to practice it! This works for all persistent systems - db, LDAP, logging, nosql - whatever. (It is the same behavior as with apps, if you squint the right way.)

      March 13, 2014

  • Sri Harsha Y.

    Is it possible to get a copy of the slides presented today?

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Josef S.

    Great talk. The security just seems daunting, but once you go through the gate and walk up to the front door it's obvious where the meeting is. And security is on top of it.

    February 13, 2014

  • Sri Harsha Y.

    Awesome presentation Rob ! It was really a great meetup with all the discussions and energy in the room. Thanks Michael for organizing such a wonderful talk !

    February 13, 2014

  • Warner

    Sadly, I might not make this one. :\

    February 13, 2014

  • David L.

    For scheduling purposes how long do these meetups usually take?

    February 9, 2014

    • Bill S.

      expect at least 90 minutes. usually the first 20-30 involves food. next. ~60 is presentation/talking

      February 9, 2014

    • David L.

      Thanks.

      February 10, 2014

  • Michael S.

    All - The location will actually be at Cardinal Health's West Campus, which is 7200 Cardinal Place, Dublin, OH[masked]

    February 7, 2014

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