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August 2015

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="153"] Drill Man! by BruceLowell.com [creative commons][/caption]We’re so excited about our in-process release that we’ve been relatively quiet about the last OpenCrowbar Drill release (video tour here).  That’s not a fair reflection of the level of capability and maturity reflected in the code base; yes, Drill’s purpose was to set the stage for truly ground breaking ops automation work in the next release (“Epoxy”). So, what’s in Drill?  Scale and Containers on Metal Workloads!...

The RackN team takes our already super easy Ansible integration to a new level with added SSH Key control and dynamic inventory with the recent OpenCrowbar v2.3 (Drill) release.  These two items make full metal control more accessible than ever for Ansible users. The platform offers full key management.  You can add keys at the system, deployment (group of machines) and machine levels.  These keys can be set by the operator and can be added and removed after...

By Rob Hirschfeld I’ve been relatively quiet about the OpenCrowbar Drill release and that’s not a fair reflection of the level of capability and maturity reflected in the code base; however, it really just sets the stage for truly ground breaking ops automation work in the next release (“Epoxy”). So, what’s in Drill?  Scale and Containers on Metal Workloads!  https://github.com/opencrowbar/core/releases The primary focus for this release was proving our functional operations architectural pattern against a wide range of workloads...

By Rob Hirschfeld Cloud Ops is a brutal business: operators are expected to maintain a stable and robust operating environment while also embracing waves of disruptive changes using unproven technologies. While we want to promote these promising new technologies, the unicorns, operators still have to keep the lights on; consequently, most companies turn to outside experts or internal strike teams to get this new stuff working. Our experience is that doing an on-site deployment by professional services (PS)...