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0answers
50 views

How to initialize known_hosts/authorized_keys/public/private key pairs with ansible

I am using ansible to configure and deploy my app on several machines. The only problem I have now is that I am not sure how to properly initialize/automate the very first connection to this machines? ...
0
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2answers
68 views

Can I still benefit from using Chef (et al) when I'm not in total control of the server?

I would like to get better control over my deployment environments, but I share the system administration responsibility with an IT department that has their own (not fully automated) processes for ...
3
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1answer
184 views

Idea for taking down half of the servers vs rolling restart?

We're setting up HAProxy to balance our application (ASP.NET MVC 3 running on IIS). We want our process to be without scheduled maintenance for deployment. I'm trying to figure out the correct way to ...
5
votes
2answers
440 views

How to set only specific nginx server block into maintenance mode programmatically

I am looking for a solution to automate one of our application's deployment process. In the beginning of deployment, I would like to programmatically set the specified server into maintenance mode and ...
1
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1answer
364 views

Can I use adsutil.vbs to remove the 'X—Powered-By' response header from IIS6

Can I use adsutil.vbs to remove the X—Powered-By response header from IIS6 configuration? We have a site that is running on some IIS6 servers. Migration to IIS7 is a few months away at least. In the ...
1
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3answers
649 views

How to deploy new and changed files only via FTP

I'm working for a company who in some circumstances HAVE to deploy php web applications via FTP. I'm in the process of automating the deployment process and need to write a script to FTP the files to ...
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3answers
903 views

How do I remotely deploy a software package on Linux system?

I have a software package I wrote in Mono and I want to be able to deploy it to Ubuntu server as part of my move to continuous integration and deployment work flow. I was wondering if there is a ...
28
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6answers
3k views

Automatically Configure New Computers

My company is in the process of upgrading all of our users from old Windows XP computers to newer quad-core Win7 computers. This is a good thing - it's long overdue that we upgrade our workstations - ...
1
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3answers
191 views

Setting up Tomcat on shared drive for clustered environment

We have a production environment with externally load-balanced Tomcat servers running on multiple servers, serving HTTP requests and maintaining stick sessions. Due to lack of complete build and ...
0
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1answer
144 views

Deploy across multiple webservers, remove from load balancer on EC2

I'm wondering if there is a 3rd party application that can help me deploy a web project (website) to IIS across multiple web servers. While, taking one server out of the load balancer deploying, ...
2
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2answers
398 views

Automated Server cloning and deployment

I have an ERP system that requires a local installation on a Windows Terminal Server to operate properly. Right now I pay for each TS that I have the vendor install the software on directly. ...
1
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2answers
134 views

Automating windows desktop deployment

I’d like to prefix this question by mentioning that I’m a Linux administrator, so managing a network of Windows desktops isn’t really my forte; however I’ve been tasked with upgrading a network of ...
1
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2answers
101 views

Securing database credentials in automated deployment of nodes

In a situation where you're deploying nodes (e.g. amazon ec2), what are the recommended best practices for securing things like credentials to other resources? Without solving for scale, we might ...
7
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3answers
3k views

Deploy our own software using Puppet?

(Apologies in advance for the stupidity in this question. I'm normally a programmer, not a sysadmin, but I've taken it upon myself to automate some things, and clean up some other things which are ...
1
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1answer
261 views

Automating silent software deployments on Solaris 10

Essentially, the question I'd like to ask is related to the automation of software package deployments on Solaris 10. Specifically, I have a set of software components in tar files that run as daemon ...
1
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4answers
2k views

PsExec - what if the .exe you run remotely requires user interaction?

I use PsExec to deploy small .exe files to my workstations. Sometimes the .exe, for some reason, is incompatible with the system and opens a popup window with an error or some other message. Is there ...
0
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1answer
786 views

How do I automate the deployment of an SSRS 2008R2 server?

I’m trying to write an automated deployment script for SSRS, and I can’t seem to find any information on how to automate the process of configuring the server after a Files-Only installation. I have ...
1
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0answers
59 views

How to automate LAMP+mail domains deployment?

We manage our more-or-less standard set of systems to do the usual hosting business: authoritative dns servers Mail eXchangers (with the first stage of spam filtering) mail scanning server (amavisd ...
1
vote
1answer
424 views

How can I deploy a django application to multiple servers efficiently?

What are a few options to deploy changes made to a django project to multiple servers simultaneously in an efficient manner? Are there any tools that would allow servers to checkout latest changes ...
1
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1answer
274 views

Deployment/provisioning tool for commercial applications (not developed in-house)

I help manage a few hosted commercial applications, and we have a lot of manual processes involved when doing new customer-instance deployments into the shared (multitenant) environment. Allow me to ...
2
votes
1answer
107 views

Creating new VMs for software deployments

At work we're in the process of moving our production apps to a VM infrastructure, and so far so good. One of the ideas we're throwing around is related to our software deployment process. The idea ...
2
votes
1answer
406 views

Equivalent for Microsoft.SystemsManagementServer.Automation in SCCM 2007

SMS 2003 contained a great feature for automation via the excellent dll: Microsoft.SystemsManagementServer.Automation.dll. It allowed automating SMS using intuitive objects, properties and methods ...
0
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2answers
278 views

cfengine3 file_copy only on source side change

I am using the 'digest' copy method for all file copy promises, because of the way we package and deploy software, I cant rely on mtime for the criteria for updating files. For various reasons, I am ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Unattended installations of Mac OS X

Is there a way to setup a networked automated OS deployment for Mac OS X? Admins wanting to deploy RedHat can deploy over the network using Kickstart (with the install media on a shared network ...
1
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3answers
1k views

Can OpenSolaris be used as a Solaris 11 preview for new projects?

I am currently developing a Java EE Application which will presumably run on the Glassfish v2.1 Application Server and PostgreSQL 8.4. As we are currently extremely short in manpower (just me), I am ...
2
votes
7answers
441 views

How do you deploy customer PCs?

The question title may need some editing, but here's the situation: I'm in the process of writing a procedure to setup Windows PCs that will be sent to customers that buy equipment from us. As I go ...
26
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7answers
3k views

Automating server deployment

I find i am constantly settings up pretty much nearly identical servers and VPSs for a number of my clients and it can be very time consuming. Often the only thing that changes between each deployment ...