Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DevOps and VDI configuration - Ubuntu Desktop POB recipes

We have presented before how to install remotely in any Ubuntu desktop Talend Open Studio IDE. The same can be done of course with any other package and I have just released the simple recipes that helped me installing not only Talend but Eclipse and iReport as well.

Here is you would use it to install Eclipse Juno from a CIFS mounting point in your network:
common/ubuntu-desktop/eclipse-gui-install.sh //fileServer/path/to/Eclipse/gzip/distro/file /mnt/Eclipse WIN_DOMAIN `logname` `logname` eclipse-jee-juno-SR1-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz eclipse-jee-juno-SR1-linux-gtk-x86_64

Automating the Desktop is usually ignored but the time you save is simply to big not to bring my attention to it. Agility after all is to be applied to all areas of your development lifecycle. How can you possibly claim you are agile if you do not automate?

Having Desktop golden images for the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is as important for a software shop as having recipes for server configuration, management and maintenance. From Plain Old Bash scripts you can build a huge collection of recipes that can take care of your whole Infrastructure and development. With a tool like Remoto-IT you can deploy those on demand in new virtual or physical boxes.

Only when your Devs are agile AND your Ops are agile, you can claim you have DevOps in your workplace.

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