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Bolting your way through Raspberry Pi and Network configuration standards

How network engineers discovered best practices for Bolt implementation through management of Raspberry Pi distribution. Making sense of Bolt's file structure, nuances, and unwritten rules. Expansions of Bolt plans and commands beyond Raspberry Pi into networking infrastructure. Making use of the run commands to output results to a file for every network device. Utilizing the latest Bolt release to send configuration snippets to Network Infrastructure.

Puppet Agent 7 - Filebucket hash algorithm update

Puppet 7 upgrades the default filebucket hash digest algorithm from MD5 to SHA256, which is generally a good thing. However, this makes upgrades just a little tricky. The mitigation for this is simply to set your digest algorithm to SHA256 on server and agent both before upgrade. Gabriel shows us how to do so in this video.

Puppet Agent 7 - SMF provider consistency

Service Management Facility (SMF) is the service management framework for Solaris as of version 10. In previous versions of Puppet, starting a service was effectively the same as enabling it. This meant that the service provider only supported starting and stopping each service. As of Puppet 7, it works the same as any other service provider.

Cloud CI Project

Puppet supports a lot of platforms, including some that aren't well represented in the cloud world, like AIX or Solaris. To cover all these platforms, much of our module testing happened on an internal Jenkins server and our in-house vmpooler infrastructure. This worked pretty well, but had the unfortunate side effect that PRs from community contributors would often get rejected by an opaque process that didn't even tell them what tests failed!

Automating incident response with Relay and PagerDuty

DevOps and SRE teams are under intense pressure to reduce the Mean Time to Recovery (MTTR) in resolving incidents. The latest integration between Relay and PagerDuty eliminates the “digital duct tape” by creating reusable, event-driven workflows to close the loop on incidents faster through Relay’s event-based automation approach.