Configuration Management Anti-Patterns

by Roman Heinrich

Some Anti-Patterns for DevOps peeps explained, I personally like following tips:

  • Build packages. Seriously, it's worth it. Use FPM for it
  • don't deploy with your configuration tool
  • if you can't run end-to-end provisioning in a single run, it's a BUG
  • use a build system to run each type of machine in an isolated environment - LXC/chroot
    -> Or use Docker for easier management of LXC containers!