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In the second part of our series on great tools to help with infrastructure management, we are going to talk about mCollective (Marionette-Collective). This project was recently acquired by Puppet Labs and helps to sensibly manage day-to-day system administrator tasks with an RPC framework. With so many people trying to write complex SSH for-loops to handle tasks that should be treated more elegantly, mCollective can offer what a system administrator has been missing: consistency! Pulling Strings with Ease By using an RPC framework, mCollective stands apart from 'mass-host-execution' programs or scripts. Plugin creation for mCollective is written in Ruby, leveraging base frameworks …

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This blog series will showcase some of the better technologies that we implement for our customers to create a truly scalable, fault-tolerant, easily managed, and well configured infrastructure. A challenge of any system administration team is to not only ensure that applications are working as expected, but deploying them in a way that consistency is kept and nothing is ever in an 'unexpected state'. Our first post will be about Puppet, a configuration management application that will help once again give sanity and continuity to your vital infrastructure. Update: Part 2 is now available. Puppet Configuration Management All too often an employee will …

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