Deployment is the process or collection activities that make a system available for use.

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Caching (memcache/redis) and multiple servers - best strategy

We're considering best strategy for using cache (memcache or redis based) in our application (Symfony2). It will be deployed on multiple (so far 3) separate machines with load balancing and separate ...
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How to automatically deploy and update software to domain users

We have a set of software programs every employee uses. How is it possible to automatically install that software as soon as an employee is logging in to our domain and does not have it installed ...
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Deploying Ruby Applications In Air Gap (No Internet Access) Network

The current network setup at my job has made it difficult to deploy Ruby web applications. We are running our production RHEL servers in an air gap network with no access to the public internet. My ...
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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? ...
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How to safely update a server script, which can be anytime started by cron

I have a server script that is started by cron every 10 minutes and does some operations with database, so it can be running for several minutes. So as you see, the probability of overlapping the ...
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Seeking alternative to storing binaries in git for devops

I'm not sure how to ask this best practices question since I know many StackExchange users evidently think best practices are a bad thing ... We've got Salt and Vagrant configured to stand up servers ...
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Is it ok to just copy necessary dll files to a server instead of installing dependencies?

I deployed ASP NET MVC 3 application on server (win2008/iis7.5). Somehow i desided not to install MVC 3 package and devexpress( necessary for app). Instead I have just copied dlls of mvc and ...
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Choosing the post-build server based on variable value

I have two server as a target machines: dev and production. They're both connected to the Jenkins by "Publish over SSH" plugin. And now I want to choose which one is being used for a target. But in ...
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two identical machines act differently during OSD

I use System Configuration Manager 2012, SP1 to PXE -> Windows PE -> OSD Several computers I got a Lenovo T520 in the door yesterday and wanted to OSD it but in the task sequence step, I couldn't ...
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Setting date format in unattended Windows deployment

Our organization would like to use the ISO date format (known in Windows as yyyy-MM-dd). I've configured this in our image. When I deploy the image, it replaces the date format with the default ...
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GPO Software Deployment not working

I am trying to deploy an MSI via GPO, without success. It is an Outlook plugin, and the MSI works (from that location) if I install it manually. I have set it up to be assigned as follows: When I ...
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Troubleshooting Application Evaluations in SCCM2012

I am running into an interesting issue with some applications not evaluating properly in SCCM 2012. The example software I have is Adobe reader 11. When I install using an MSI deployment through ...
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Deploying software on active directory [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question but I figured since some users here are familiar with Windows Servers and Active Directories, that I might to get some information about ...
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SOA architecture requires 99.9% availability -> 9hrs max downtime -> physical architecture mapping?

External architects have designed an architecture for a Service-Oriented Architecture environment. They fixed the availability to be 99.9%, equivalent to max 9 hrs downtime [per year]. Where can I ...
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Creating a docker container from a capistrano deploy

I'm having a bit of a difficult time understanding how I can leverage my existing infrastructure code with Docker. I have a Ruby on Rails app that uses capistrano to push out deployments. I want to ...
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How to deploy a WebSocket application without downtime?

Deploying HTTP applications without downtime isn't that hard: HTTP is stateless, so with a load balancer in front of 2 HTTP applications solves the problem. If both applications use a common backend ...
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Java Deployment Ruleset.xml Not Working

An recent upgrade of our time card system forced us to upgrade all our workstations to Java 7u51 (we were on 6u45). We have another Java-based application which is critical to our business that is now ...
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IIS Web deploy error ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_TO_APPHOSTCONFIG

Web set our dev, test, staging and production IIS 7.5 environments up with web deploy (3.5). Our production environment uses shared configuration, which is located on a SAN, and configured in IIS ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 WDS using MDT added applications but they arent installing

Not important information: I've a MDT server 2010 setup on a Windows 2008 R2 server I've configured DHCP for PXE and its working fine I've a custom Scheduled task configured to set my keyboard, ...
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Deployment and configuration of complex python application scheme

Challenge Our fresh application uses several services: custom build postgresql, redis, celery, rabbitmq, haproxy, nginx, uwsgi, about 4 our internal processes (mostly python), AngularJS ...
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Separate SQL Server Instance or just new database?

I'm going to deploy an app whose requirement is just 'db_owner' for a database. The database itself must be created separately by the DBA. Based on how the application will work (and its simple ...
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Sharing ENV variables between multiple linux servers

I need to be able to share ENV variables between multiple linux servers. These variables are used by my application. I'd like to keep these variables in sync between all servers. Application ...
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Add-Computer fails to run just after server is sysprep'd

I've developing a PowerShell 3 script to automate the deployment of a XenApp Windows 2008 image to a Hyper-V 2013 host. The basic steps are this: Create and boots VM - script goes into wait loop for ...
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Deploy using git with different settings per local/hosted environment

I'm new to Git and planning to use it to deploy a PHP application to AWS Elasitic Beanstalk environment. I don't know how to handle the database configuration or anything else that needs different ...
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Update Package causes Win 7 deployment to fail

For whatever reason our Win 7 deployment hasn't been kept up to date with new updates and I've started adding them as packages. (I know I can create a new image but it's not viable at the moment). ...
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Where to install squid? on the web server or the database server?

I had my Ecommerce web application on a single server setup but now I am planning to separate out the web server and database server on different machines. Just want to understand where should I ...
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How can I automate and run post installation commands in Azure Virtual Machines?

I need to deploy Azure hosts and configure them according to a pre-defined script once they are loaded. Is there any example, guidance,or tutorial on how to modify an Azure VM once the instance is ...
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Permission to write using 'deploy' user

I'm currently new to Chef and Capistrano. I'm using version 3.x of Capistrano to deploy Rails 4 application. I have successfully bootstrapped a server using chef solo. One cookbook that I'm using is ...
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Getting org.jclouds.rest.config error with storm-deploy

I would like to use storm-deploy to create Storm instances on Amazon EC2. I've installed on an Ubuntu 13.04 system with Oracle Java7-JDK, and set the configuration files based on the wiki. After I ...
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Can I define scheduled tasks before naming the computer?

When scheduling a task it's scheduled as running as a specific user/group. Can I on a vm schedule a task, then sysprep, and then deploy the image to a machine which I then name and join to a domain? ...
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Controlling updates for Google Chrome enterprise deployment

We have been using Chrome's MSI and chrome's group policy templates to deploy it to all our users. Lately we have been bitten by a few bugs that made it into release updates. The latest being scroll ...
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Using Jekyll with Github webhooks for automated deployment

I'm a designer and want to serve some static sites with Jekyll. So I grabbed a VPS (ubuntu 12.04) and installed nginx, ruby and jekyll. I work from a few different computers throughout the day, so I ...
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Mount a Symlink Directory to Document Root for Deployment

Trying to establish a secure multiuser environment with limited user permissions and automated deployment. The example has been made simple to express the idea. Docroot: ...
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Can Kudu (git deployment tool) be used in IIS6?

Can the recenttly opened sourced engine used on Azure for git deployment be installed on IIS 6? https://github.com/projectkudu/kudu The documentation mentions IIS7, but doesn't explicitly say IIS6 ...
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Certificate generation : root ca needed each time?

I want to create a different (unique), self signed, certificate to distribute to some clients. That way I think that if one is doomed, I just have to delete his certificate without bothering the ...
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Deploying Rails Application in AWS OpsWorks

I've created a stack, inside this stack have created two layers. Rails App Server (Ruby version: 2.0.0, Rails Stack: nginx & Unicorn, no custom chef recipes) MySQL (using built-in recipes) And ...
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Is there a way to determine which client machines have installed software from a GPO?

If I assign software with a GPO, I assume that client machines will install this next time they reboot. However, I can't be certain without actually going to each of the clients and checking myself. ...
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MDT 2013 - Language to Install Missing

I am currently preparing and testing my first MDT deployment at work. Up to now we have been using WDS with custom images and unattend files. I have set up the MDT deployment share and imported a ...
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Azure Create VM With New Storage Account

I'm currently trying to automate the deployment of virtual clusters. Every one of the machines / cluster should get its own storage account to keep things faster and also make deletion easier. ...
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Unable to use “Web deploy” on Windows Server 2012 HTTP ERROR 404.7

I am using Windows server 2012 and Web Deploy 3.5. When I try to publish from Visual Studio I get 404 and suggests to follow the following link ...
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Installing software without administrative role

How can I give authorization to install software on a PC that is on the Domain to a tech without giving the Administrator role? Using Windows server 2008 R2
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Best way to deploy changes in an HAProxy cluster

I have a two-node HAProxy cluster with Keepalived to provide high availability and redundancy. Now I'm trying to figure what is the best way to do changes in the configuration of my HAProxy's. Is ...
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How to configure WebDeploy server for direct publishing from visual studio?

Visual Studio 2013 supports direct WebDeploy publishing (no intermediate package files to manually move). I have this working against an Azure "Website" because the server already supports WebDeploy ...
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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 ...
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Configuring Chrome Extensions

When deploying Chrome in an organizaiton, extensions can be installed with the ExtensionInstallForcelist. But how do you configure options for these extensions? E.g. one of the extensions we would ...
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Excluding a folder from deployment and stopping additional file removal

Using Web Deploy on a Windows 2012 Server, if a deployment has a folder full of user generated content I exclude it from publishing in the .pubxml file with: ...
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WDS deploying Different architectures (64-bit and 32-bit) with a single boot image

At the moment I have a WDS server set up with 2 Windows 7 boot images (32 Bit and 64 Bit) because we are running a mixed environment which will stay mixed for the near future. We are moving to a VLAN ...
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separate code and configuration in Jenkins

I was using home build deployment system, but want to move to Jenkins. One problem is that I do not keep app configuration in revision control system for security reasons. What could be a solution to ...
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Production deployment strategies

Suppose I have a load balancer connected to 10 web servers. Also assume that the app is used 24/7 so there is no "low peak" period, that is, reasonable speed of response must be maintained. What is ...
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How do you write a Linux deployment documentation / plans?

I have few, relatively small, servers running Linux distros. Sometimes I need to re-install 1 or 2 of the "development" servers from scratch. Often I just forget to setup little things, eg. forwarding ...