Rolling Mongodb Upgrades Using Fabric and Puppet

I was tasked with the job of assisting my company with the operationalization of emerging technologies such as mongodb. Specifically how we can automate many of the manual steps involved with upgrades, backup and recovery and even deployment. Today, I want to talk about how to handle rolling upgrades of mongodb with fabric and puppet.

Adding sun-java6-jdk On Ubuntu With Puppet

As you may or may not know Oracle (Sun) Java has been removed from all of the Ubuntu Repositories <LINK>. For many of us this is casing problems with our puppet manifests (well for me it certainly does) so here is how I have resolved the issue. I published a puppet module on github .

RHEL 6: serious Linux built for growth

Review Red Hat has released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the first major update for RHEL in over three years. RHEL 5 debuted in March 2007 and used the Linux 2.6.18 kernel. Although incremental updates have added a number of kernel updates and new features, RHEL5 is starting to look aged. Of course much of

Ubuntu Linux Headed For Apple – Like Approach

An interesting article by Swapnil Bhartiya over on Muktware discusses this prospect with Prakash Advani, Canonical’s Partner Manager for Central Asia and Bhartiya indicates that Ubuntu has found its own niche, “an Apple-like approach.” The question of whether Ubunto plans to go into hardware as a complete solution is then asked. Advani asserts that there