HP CSA node library

csa

Calling all DevOps-minded users of HP Cloud Service Automation (HP CSA)! We have a lot of customers who need to automatically test their service designs while developing them. We found...

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Salt Cloud and Web deployment

Salt

Application deployment and configuration have become easier and easier over the past few years. These days, there's a whole host of configuration management and automated deployment tools. If you're a...

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Video: Extending the Salt server management framework

Automation

I gave a talk on extending Salt at The London Python Meetup in April. Link to video below: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/my-experience-of-using-server-management-framework-salt The talk seems to have been categorised under Java but I...

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Access Java objects from within OO Scriplets

Automation

As if it wasn't wearing enough explaining to people that Javascript has nothing to do with Java, the Javascript engine in HP Operations Orchestration (OO) scriplet operations is implemented in...

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LDAP Authentication with Salt

Automation

The upcoming release of Salt 0.10.4 contains support for external authentication mechanisms. As well as restricting who can run what and on what servers, this new feature allows the handing-off...

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Salt Pillar, LDAP and lists

Automation

In my last post I introduced an LDAP module for the Pillar data lookup system that comes with Salt. This module has a powerful data inheritence model which allows common...

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LDAP Backend for Salt Pillar

Automation

Pillar LDAP is a plugin module for the salt pillar system which allows external data (in this case data stored in an LDAP directory) to be incorporated into salt state...

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Adding new operating system types to salt

Automation

Like most configuration management systems, salt allows users to describe server configurations in an abstract fashion (i.e. with code or pseudo-code) without requiring any knowledge of how those configurations get...

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Driving HP Network Automation via SOAP and python

Devops

HP Network Automation provides a comprehensive web services interface that uses the SOAP protocol.  Though the API is functionally comprehensive, the documentation on how to drive it is thin on...

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