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This week in #DevOps (16/12/2014)

Posted by Laura Bria on Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Welcome to the third edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps !

This blog aims to keep you up to date with the latest news from the world of DevOps.

New releases


  • Cloud, Server and Workstation Fedora 21 - if you want to take Fedora 21 Atomic Host for a spin just check the general purpose version or the one for containers on the  .

  • Sebastian Stadil talks about the release of . The release includes a “Global Webhooks” feature, that should allow you to keep Scalar in sync with external systems, and several usability and stability improvements.

  • has been released and it is focused mainly on bug fixes and platform stability. Three security vulnerabilities have also been addressed in this version and in 1.3.3, so “keep calm and update to version 1.3.3 or higher”.

New Content


  • Check Ryan Coleman’s to learn about the Windows module, a pack of Puppet Forge's best Windows content.

  • I told you last week about the plans at Mesosphere to build a Datacenter Operating System. Here is Matt Trifiro doing a with the DCOS on Google Compute platform.

  • Colin Schimmelfing shares a lesson learned the hard way about .

  • Jan Ivar Beddari talks about in day 11 on SYS ADVENT.

  • Thinking about interactively developing Puppet Server? Chris Price’s gives some pointers on the process hoping to inspire a few curious minds.

  • Joshua Timberman takes us through the required to fix untrusted self signed certificates on Chef client 12.

  • Vagrant 1.7 allows you to deploy via FTP, Heroku, Atlas or by executing local scripts with “vagrant push”. Mitchell Hashimoto gives a demo .

  • Check out Connor Doyle’s on Kubernetes-Mesos, featuring a screencast by James DeFelice on setting up Kubernetes on a Mesosphere for Google Cloud Platform cluster.

  • Justin Garrison tries to convince you to stop relying on the availability of third party repositories and .

  • Julian Dunn gives a for high-availability in AWS for systems that can’t be horizontally replicated, using keepalived.

  • Joshua Timberman presents the for building a new Hosted Chef infrastructure with Chef Server 12 on Amazon EC2.

  • Adrian Cockroft spoke at Dockercon Europe about and the approach on Microservices Architecture at Netflix, Twitter, Gilt, Hailo and others.  

  • If you use Travis CI you should notice the layout has been tidied up and there is more visual information to help you work as efficiently and cleanly as possible. Justine Arreche talks about the changes .

  • Jim Perrin talks about creating the for the Docker registry, and announces that beginning with the January monthly rollout we should start seeing minor tags on the images.

  • Mathias Lafeldt presents several covering: dependency resolution, reproducible builds, and infrastructure as code when it comes to cooking your own packages with fpm.

  • Sean Hull gives us 5 reasons ( related to the usage of very fast solid state memory drives and to some similarities with a few SQL and NoSQL features) to .

  • Gareth Rushgrove gives an of Using Puppet to Launch a Puppet Enterprise Cluster in AWS, containing a Puppet Master and two agents - one running Linux and one running Windows.

  • Saddly I’ve missed the DockerCon EU this year. If you’re in the same situation then check the :

    • Ben Firshman presents  a demo with the docker machine on Digital Ocean.

    • Victor Vieux does a demo of using the Docker Swarm to launch Docker containers on a Docker cluster using available resources in two different regions (I wrote Docker so many times in this sentence...).

    • Alex Rukletsov shares some ideas on gluing docker and mesos.

    • Aannand Prasad talks about addressing the multi-container apps hassle with Docker compose, using one single Dockerfile and a single command to launch the multi-container app - this is work in a proposal stage at the moment and any ideas are welcomed.

  • Here is a good insight on Jenkins Swarm options in AWS cloud with some useful hints from my colleague Cornel Foltea.


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That is all for this edition of #ThisWeekInDevOps. You can get in touch with me directly via email or on (@LauraGlasu) with any DevOps news or content. Tip: Tweet about your content using #DevOps.

Also if you are interested in the latest Scala news you can check Petr's blog post: This week in #Scala (15/12/2014).

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