Cloudwatt provides an update of the CentOS 6.8 and 7.3 distribution image with all the system and security updates available as of March the 23rd, 2017. We encourage you to use this latest version from now.
In the CMS Open-Source galaxy, WordPress is the most used in term of community, available features and user adoption. The Automattic compagny, which develop and distribute Wordpress, provides a SaaS offer allowing a user to create its blog in few minutes. However, those who experiments know that limits can be easily found by the wordpress.com hosting capabilities.
Today, Cloudwatt provides the necessary toolset to start your Wordpress instance in a few minutes and to become its master.
The deployement base is an Ubuntu xenial instance. The Apache and MariaDB servers are deployed on a single instance.
BackBee CMS is an open source Content Management System (CMS) with one major advantage. BackBee CMS uses On-page Editing Technology (OPE Technology) which means you can easily create and manage websites as they appear with no prior technical knowledge.
On-page Editing Technology is the natural evolution of your usual Content Management System functionalities. On-page Editing Technology is a tool that allows you to enter, edit and manage your website directly as it appears to your users: The back office and front office are merged.
Today, Cloudwatt provides the necessary toolset to start your BackBee instance in a few minutes and to become its master.
The deployement base is an CentOS 7 instance. The Apache and MariaDB servers are deployed on a single instance.
If you’ve been with us for the last few months, you have certainly seen the 5 Minutes Stacks on our tech blog. Now, we offer you a chance to go backstage and create your own bundles! Follow this guide to get started… and watch your step: this stuff is potent.
Each episode presented a Heat stack based on a unique pre-built server image. These images were already packed with the related tools for a faster deployment. The toolbox used to create these practical images is simple and efficient… and completely open-source:
SDN products are evolving fast. The release cycles can be short and more and more features are added in each cycle. This is clearly a change that network administrators weren’t used to with hardware solutions.
In this context the operational team in charge of the SDN functionnality of the platform must be confident when deploying new releases. For that matter the team must be able to test new builds for ISO functionality with the previous build, and detect possible regressions.
Of course SDN vendors are already running end to end tests on their releases but does they test your use cases ? And what if your are building yourself the SDN software ? You cannot be sure that your build passes the vendor tests. A good idea would be to integrate the vendor functionnal tests in your CI platform but it is not always possible. The tests are maybe not distributed or even runnable outside the vendor infrastructure.
At Cloudwatt we are building our version of OpenContrail, meaning OpenContrail upstream branch with backports and sometimes non upstreamed patches that are specific to our platform. As for OpenContrail functionnal tests there is repository avaiable at https://github.com/Juniper/contrail-test-ci. We tried to run these tests in our CI but it quickly becomes a nightmare. The tests are open but clearly not suitable to be run on a generic CI platform. In the end we decided to write our own functionnal tests.
iceScrum is a project management tool following “agile” method.
This tool will allow you to have a global preview of your project, and hence the analyses and the productivity.
A friendly dashboard shows useful indicators for the setting up of your project or the few last changes which were made.
iceScrum is fully available through an internet browser and it uses a MySQL database to store all its informations.
This script is designed to allow you to schedule backups of your Nova instances.
You can set a policy to retain your backups.
Since the script is written in python, it can be run from any machine on which python is installed.
You do not need to install OpenStack clients to run this script.
iceHRM is a Human Resources Management tool allowing to manage a company ant its employees. It is possible to add their personnal information, to create plannings, payslips and to set up some projects. The interface is really intuitive.
iceHRM is developed in PHP and uses a MariaDB database to save all the data it needs.
This episode will help you to deploy iceHRM with a High Availability (HA) on a cluster of two instances behind a load-balancer, each instance being mutually replicated in real time.
This stack will allow you to run a CoreOS instance with a preconfigured Rundeck Container. You will find at the start a backup job for your Cloudwatt instances. This one will perform a snapshot of the instances that you want to save.
Rundeck is open source software that helps you automate routine operational procedures in data center or cloud environments. There are a lot of features that Rundeck offers, one of the ones I use is the ability to create jobs and workflows that allow me to execute commands on remote machines, capture the results, (success or failure) and then process that result and either continue on with the workflow or terminate it. I can have the system notify me via email or webhooks as well as many other options through the plugin system for notifications. In a nutshell, Rundeck is a feature rich tool to schedule and run your tasks on one or thousands of systems.
OpenVPN is an open source tool allowing you to create your own VPN, Virtual Private Network, in the aim to access to your instances without exposing them on Internet or to surf on Internet with a French IP address.
Data inside OpenVPN’s tunnel are encrypted thanks to a RSA keypair (public and private key).
An advantage of OpenVPN is that you can use it on all your devices whether it be in a desktop environment or on a mobile phone.