The IAC team has been working on a lot of interesting things over the past week. Here’s a brief overview of what we’ve been up to:
We’ve now completed our 3rd week as a fully remote working team. It seems like we’ve all adopted fairly well as it’s feeling like the “new normal”, insofar as normal can be during these unprecedented times. One new addition to our team’s process is our Friday social chats. We all down tools and chill out, chat, have a drink and play some games! Often, the team members’ pets will make a welcome appearance. :) We hope you, your friends, family and colleagues are continuing to weather the storm and that everyone is healthy and safe. Puppet have been striving to help our customers, community members, users and partners during this difficult time. The IAC team continue to remain engaged with the always awesome Community to keep the conveyer belt of improvements moving! Stay safe and well!
New Module Releases (IAC Team)
Let’s kick things off by highlighting some new module releases:
New Module Releases (Community)
It’s great to see members outside of the IAC Team releasing new modules:
- puppetlabs/zfs_core (v1.0.5)
Litmus gem v0.18.1 release
- tphoney added support for Bolt v2!
- We have been working with jmangt to allow Litmus to install modules from a private Forge repo.
- A number of fixes from DavidS, a fix from findmyname666 and improvements to the docs from clairecadman!
Supported Module Litmus Conversion
On the topic of Litmus, we’re continuing to make progress on the conversion of all supported modules to the framework:
- puppetlabs/reboot is now running in the framework on most of the supported 33 compatible platforms; only a few more to go!
- puppetlabs/satellite_pe_tools is progressing nicely!
- puppetlabs/websphere_application_server is nearly complete and entering the review stage! We’ll hope to get this over the line very soon.
After that, we’ll be moving on to puppetlabs/ibm_installation_manager.
Puppet + DSC
michaeltlombardi has continued to make excellent progress on our refactor of DSC support in Puppet. To find out what we’re doing, the reasoning behind it and why we’re SUPER EXCITED about this, check out Michael’s earlier blog post
Debugging with Honeycomb
Honeycomb continues to provide us interesting insights that guide us to problems lurking in our test infrastructure. dev_el_ops used the reported data/metrics to investigate an issue pointed out by carabasdaniel. Check out dev_el_ops’s earlier blog post about it.