So after the apparent issue with Hong Kong, I decided to take some time and develop an installation document, detailing the steps required to setup a Func infrastructure as part of my 0.3 delivery.
This file can be found HERE
During these past few weeks , I have learned that even what would be considered a minor change in infrastructure can have such a large impact on installations of software in a Linux environment. Different versions of python and other software can lead to unexpected instabilities or errors that all need to be considered. Unfortunately due to these issues and the technical issues with Hong Kong, I did not get a chance to thoroughly test my newly packaged func, with the python modifications However; A significant amount of progress has otherwise been made. I have learned a great deal about func and certmaster and their operation in regards to PKI , certificate exchange and the establishment of Secure Sockets and XML RPC over HTTPS.
O.4? What? There is a 0.4?? Onward!!
Over the semester I have become a big fan of func, and Linux Sysadmin tools, I would like and have already discussed my continuing work on this project, and helping CDOT develop a stronger centralized management strategy. My roadmap is the completion and succesful installation and deployment of func, and I would like to follow that with building on my previous colleagues work in the areas of Icinga and Puppet.
For my 0.4 my main goal is the testing of the packages I built for 0.3. After this stage is accomplished and I have reviewed and discussed it with Chris Tyler we can figure out how to manage to get it out there to all of the minions. I’m hoping to have the 0.4 up within the next two or three weeks, as testing and troubleshooting should be a fairly straightforward process.
I wanted to send a Thanks to Paul Whalen and Chris Tyler for the many extra hours the put in fixing up Hong Kong, and the great advice during the semester.
Stay Tuned Folks!!