Further to this, some more details on the Puppet DSL based Playbooks.
A first stab at the docs is being cut, but the intro page already show some
Above is a playbook that interacts with PuppetDB PQL, MCollective Agents,
Graphite and Slack and shows how you'd make reusable playbooks that can combine
to make more complex things - like the Slack stuff here.
It also shows looping over data and error handling which the old playbook
system could not do.
On Wed, 21 Feb 2018, at 21:34, R.I.Pienaar wrote:
> It's been a while since I made any releases - I have been super busy
> with the new brokers and daemons and waiting for Puppet 5.4.0 to ship.
> I wanted to write a mail giving everyone an update on where we are and
> what is happening.
> I am working full time on Choria related projects so there's a LOT going
> on, I am happy to expand on any of these topics if you are interested
> please respond and ask questions.
> So we're approaching various things falling into place and I will be
> shipping the following:
> Releases of the existing choria related modules with some fixes and
> dependencies for stuff mentioned below and some valuable contributions
> received from the community
> A new 'choria' module that will slowly absorb the confusing mess from
> the choria/mcollective and choria/mcollective_choria modules and deliver
> a lot of what is discussed below
> A new middleware broker that replaces the NATS you have been setting up
> for choria with one called 'choria broker'. The above 'choria' module
> will install this. This will be available for RHEL 5-7, Debian 9 and
> Ubuntu LTS. Package repos are on packagecloud.io. This broker has a 3
> line configuration and is compatible with the ruby choria you have now.
> The broker mentioned above is currently aiming at a MUCH improved
> registration story, I am building really large scale registration and
> meta data gathering system by bridging mcollective messages into NATS
> Streaming / Kafka / Kinesis etc
> Embeddable daemons particularly suited for things like IoT and to
> provide custom control plans into the internals of other applications,
> some links:
> A way to write playbooks in the new Puppet Plan DSL so you can build on
> your puppet knowledge. Here are some links:
> https://choria.io/docs/playbooks/plans/ (outdated but conveys the idea)
> A way to use Bolt tasks as choria agents which will come as a optional
> module to install:
> Kind of related and released under the choria umbrella:
> A way to replicate NATS Streaming topics between data centres and across
> the globe, this is key to the registration stuff I mentioned above:
> A way to use NATS Streaming and optionally the above replicator to
> federate prometheus traffic around the globe where direct intra DC
> connections are not possible:
> I will soon start absorbing the various mcollective plugin repos and
> they will start shipping bolt tasks, playbook integrations and default
> action policy rules to ensure a smooth read only out of the box
> experience (package status works out of the box, package install
> Longer term I am working on a new daemon that will replace mcollectived.
> Right now its functional but still development level, the embeddable
> repos above is already using this
> A lot of release automation stuff has been happening, nightly RPMs for
> some repos are being posted already, more to follow
> Further I am exploring the following directions:
> Auto provisioning of choria instances to manage really very large scale
> Gossip based agent comms channels for comms between nodes for large
> scale adhoc coordination without the need for a central orchestraor to
> create a much more independent style of management.
> R.I.Pienaar / www.devco.net / @ripienaar
R.I.Pienaar / www.devco.net / @ripienaar
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