I’ve recorded a screencast that walks you through the process of developing a SimpleRPC Agent, give it a DDL and also a simple client to communicate with it. The tutorial creates a small echo agent that takes input and return it unmodified. It validates that you are sending a string and has a sample of Read More
I’ve had two successive Marionette Collective releases recently, I was hoping to have one big one but I was waiting for the Stomp maintainers to do a release and it was taking a while. These two releases are both major feature releases covering major feature sets. See lower down for a breakdown of it all. Read More
I retweeted this on twitter, but it’s just too good to not show. Over at rottenbytes.com Nicolas is showing some proof of concept code he wrote with MCollective that monitors the load on his dom0 machines and initiate live migrations of virtual machines to less loaded servers. This is the kind of crazy functionality I Read More
Till now The Marionette Collective has relied on your middleware to provide all authorization and authentication for requests. You’re able to restrict certain middleware users from certain agents, but nothing more fine grained. In many cases you want to provide much finer grain control over who can do what, some cases could be: A certain Read More
I had a few reports of problems with Puppet 0.25 and my localconfig.yaml parser, finally Andy Asquelt sent me a patch that resolved the problem, you can download the latest here. For background about what this is see my original post: What does Puppet manage on a node?