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

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Advice for an EC2 Architecture and Deployment Strategy [closed]

My company is currently migrating several websites and PHP web applications (standard LAMP stack) from three in-house servers to Amazon EC2. Because we had only three servers, we clustered several low-...
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RPM change package name, without changing extracted directory

I've started creating RPMs of software that I use, to allow me to be able to deploy it configured exactly how I want. However I can't figure out how to rename the package without also renaming the ...
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Init script to run overlapping servers at service restart

How can I create a init script that starts (and tracks) the new process before the old is completely terminated at restart? I am developing a node.js service that needs to be able to restart ...
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Fastest way to mirror directory over network

I am looking to speed up my deployment process, currently I have a single staging server, and a web-farm in production. I currently use robocopy to mirror each web-farm server from the staging server,...
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Staging Multiple Git Branches on a single server

Is it a bad idea to use a single staging server for staging multiple git branches? For example, if the continuous integration server automatically runs an Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc. provisioning ...
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Deploying Office 2013 Home and Business via System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2

It's beginning to seem like I am chasing my tail on this one so I am going to ask the question here to see if anyone else has an answer to this. I have been trying to get SCCM 2012 setup and my ...
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How to use terraform.io to change the image of a stateful server without downtime or data loss?

Say I have application servers, database servers, and a few dns-round-robin load balancers. All this powered by images created with Packer with deployment managed with Terraform. How do I change the ...
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MDT 2013 - Client not picking up new Unattend.xml settings

I'm deploying a new image via MDT 2013. I created a new Task Sequence using an existing image and tested it on a VM. I ended up getting the "Unattend.xml Error - Could not parse or process for pass [...
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SSH connection gets dropped when attempting to deploy site using rocketeer

I'm trying to deploy a Laravel site to a development server (cPanel based) using Rocketeer. I am having a problem maintaining the SSH connection, and the server is dropping the connection after ...
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Strategies for deploying web apps?

Problem: I've developed a web app, which is basically dedicated and single-user. I'm running it on my own bare-metal server. I'd like to get more users, but I'm not really interested in hosting these ...
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Moving from WDS to MDT + WDS - Prestaged Computer Name

We previously used just WDS to deploy our images. WDS was setup to request approval for new machines. We used the "Name and Approve" option to name the machines as we added them. If it was pre-...
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Could not connect to remote computer web deploy ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE

I am trying to configure Web Deploy 3.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 installed on it. When I try to validate connection using Visual Studio 2013 to publish a website it throws the ...
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Apply AMI to EC2 reserved instance

Is there a quick (or any) way to restore an existing EC2 reserved instance back to a base state. ie. Apply an AMI to it and overwrite the existing system? I'd have thought this would be quite an easy ...
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Uninstall legacy versions of Office when deploying Office 365 Pro Plus

In volume licensed editions of Office (ones with an MSI deployment), you can use OCT to create a package that will remove previous versions of Office when the new version is deployed. Office 365 Pro ...
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MDT Injecting Drivers still does not bring up network in PE

Laptop: HP HDX X16T-1200 CTO Drivers: Taken from the HP Site and extracted. Imported in to MDT 2013. When I launch the Lite Touch it pops up an image saying it can not find the ImageDeploymentShare ...
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MDT and Powershell

I've checked the path names and they are correct. I've tried editing the permissions and they seem fine. What else should I try? EDIT: I also tried this way: http://damonjohns.com/2014/03/12/...
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Group Policy installation failed error %%1274

OK, I have a really tough one I've already spent all morning on. PC is a Win7 64 with SP1 and all MS Patches Usual error everyone is familiar with: The assignment of application Adobe Reader X MUI ...
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Alternatives to DriverPacks for Windows system deployment images?

I managed to prepare a Windows 7 Professional image with sysprep for deployment to a wide variety of hardware, and so far it works fairly well. It currently installs drivers upon first boot after ...
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Windows Deployment Services Fails After Reboot [RPC Related]

I have installed the Windows Deployment Service as a role on our main Domain Controller, which also has the File Services and DHCP Roles installed on it. During a routine maintenance update for ...
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When to run SYSPREP [duplicate]

I am attempting to set up a computer using an answer file created by the WAIK and resetting the settings with SYSPREP and had a quick question. We are wanting to use Norton GHOST for our deployments. ...
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options for deploying application

I've created a simple web application, a self-contained tool with a user system. I host it publicly for everyone to use, but I've gotten some requests to allow companies to host the entire ...
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LiteTouch WinPE x64 file shows up as x86 Architecture

recently at my new job I have been setting up a deployment server to decrease the time we spend imaging our machines. After installing WDS and getting everything else online, I noticed when I go to ...
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Disable Bing search entirely from IE when using sysprep

I'm creating a Windows Server 2012 R2 image for our product (an all-in-one appliance installed on server hardware) and I am having incredible trouble with getting Bing removed from Internet Explorer. ...
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How to access original files from before a symlink gets updated, which have since been moved to another dir

We have a website and our deployment process goes somewhat like the following (with lots of irrelevant steps excluded) echo "Remove previous, if it exists, we don't need that anymore" rm -rf /home/[...
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Remote Debugging and deployment of a Project Built Locally

We work on our projects locally, and deploy them on remote servers for testing. This is currently done via git commits/push/pulls. But the problem here is that most of the commit contain errors and/or ...
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Java Deployment with automatic updates (without user confirmation)

Here in our company our users use 1 Java application which is updated every monday and always needs the latest java update. We install Java on Clients through SCCM 2012 R2. I already know how to do ...
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How to deploy django with uWsgi and nginx on CentOS

My version of Django is 1.6.3 I downloaded uwsgi-2.0.4. Someone says installing uwsgi with command make while someone use python setup.py build. What exactly is the difference? I saw a tutorial that ...
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What to use as an installer bootstrap?

I've got some embedded systems which I'd like to deploy a debootstrap-prepared Ubuntu rootfs to. But I need some kind of a stub which I can use to boot these systems, either via USB or PXE. Basic ...
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Install applications in .wim offline

We're just switching our images over from good old ghost .GHO's to .WIM format. One of the reasons is that we have heard that software updates could be modified/installed in .WIM's offline. For ...
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MDT Domain Deployment Security

I have the following under RULES for under the properties window for deployment: JoinDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdmin=MYID DomainAdminDomain=MYDOMAIN DomainAdminPassword=MYPW Is it safe to add the main ...
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Display add user screen in Windows Server OOBE

I am currently making system images for deployment to our production hardware. I am creating both 32-bit Windows Standard 8 Embedded and 64-bit Windows Server 2012 images. What I am trying to do is ...
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Why is a reference computer used in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?

I'm having trouble getting my head around using MDT. All guides say that I should first deploy windows to a reference computer, then capture that image and deploy it to the target computers. Why can't ...
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Deploy Software using active directory without remote login [closed]

I'm looking for a way to deploy a package(Maybe MSI) trough the Active directory, I know it's possible, but as I know it requires a remote login on the servers in order to download the package and ...
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How can I create a VPN connection inside windows image?

Just like we can add driver packages to a windows image file can one add a vpn connection preferably thru Add-VpnConnection inside a .wim file ?
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Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Missing install.wim for windows 8.1

I'm trying to setup a windows 8.1 deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 but I'm having trouble importing the operating system files. The sources directory in the Windows 8.1 installation ...
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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 ...