Posts tagged puppet
The last few weeks I was busy re-writing pf my puppet WLS module so it fully supports the power of Puppet 3 (thanks for more than 4000 downloads on puppet forge) . With Puppet 3 we now can use Hiera, Iterations and Lambdas expression. This does not sound like a big change but with Hiera and the new Puppet Language features, I can define big WebLogic Domains without losing maintainability ( Got one customer with 5 Clusters, 25 Managed + JMS servers, more than 100 queues & topics) . With Puppet version 2 and my WLS module you need to have a lot of files (site specific classes) with at least more than 2000 a 5000 lines, here is an example of this .
In this ORAWLS module I use the default/minimal approach ( declare once in Hiera) so you won’t need to declare the same parameters over and over again. Off course you can still define everything like you did in the WLS module.
In this post I will show you the new features and how it works with Hiera.
When you have many development servers or cloud servers which runs Oracle software and then you know that configuration management of those servers is very important and must be repeatable. When you configure and install all that software by hand, then you also know that the chance is high that those servers are not exactly the same. This can lead to many configuration issues, tons of documentation pages and days for a new environment is released.
With Puppet of puppetlabs you can automate installations and configuration of all these servers and check the status or read the configuration of the servers. Puppet is open source and it works perfectly with VMware or cloud providers like amazon. There is also Puppet Enterprise which is free up to 10 nodes.
If you want to learn Puppet you can follow this guide and download the puppet test VirtualBox or VMware image.
On github I made a puppet wls module which can retrieve all the Oracle WebLogic software, domains + weblogic artifacts, running nodemanager + weblogic servers data and displays these values as facts in the Puppet Dashboard.
Second part of the puppet module are scripts to automatically install the followingMore >