A rantbox by Michiel Scholten

Infrastructure automation: hype

This weekend we did a big migration of our stack at work to a new data centre and I am stoked about how our applications and their virtual machines are set up now. Quite a bunch is already automated and having a decent base image is such a nice thing to have.

One of the parts where I want to improve a bit more, is in the area of our CI/CD. Currently, some parts are still manual, which is of course not optimal. I want to start using Fabric which is just super useful to do remote commands. A step further would be using something like pyinfra which is an alternative to ansible and is taking care of the state of the nodes too, by describing what you need them to function. For example this article: How to Deploy Python App on a Remote Server with Pyinfra has some examples of how to do just that, and being some kind of combination of Fabric and Ansible to try to combine the best of both worlds.

But maybe I should just play around with this Fabric2 Example first. Enough food for play^H^H^H^Hthoughts :)