Ansible

OpenStack Summit Boston Recap

The OpenStack Summit at the Hynes convention center earlier this month was a blast. Exciting keynotes where we heard that we’re in the age of 2nd generation private clouds, where everything is virtualized and the focus shifts on the applications again. That enables the OpenStack community also to engage with other OpenSource projects like Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry. On the second day there was a live interview with Edward Snowden, who… read more

Self-healing: Ansible Tower fixes Dynatrace-detected problems in real time

Successful operation and maintenance of large-scale microservices infrastructures can be a big challenge for DevOps teams. You need a powerful full-stack monitoring solution like Dynatrace to gather all relevant performance, error, and availability monitoring data. You also need a reliable control center such as Ansible Tower to react quickly to detected issues and automate self-healing efforts. Dynatrace provides numerous ways of integrating third-party systems, including Ansible Tower. It’s easy to integrate… read more

Dynatrace in a Microservices World with Ansible, Bamboo & Docker

Although containerizing applications is not a new concept, it was recently rejuvenated by Docker and has taken the IT world by storm. In this post we present a way Docker containers were used in conjunction with Ansible to automate and generalize the use of Dynatrace monitoring at a major telecommunication company in APAC. Tools of choice: Docker, Ansible and Bamboo Custom PaaS Architecture based on VMs,… read more

Kick-Start Continuous Monitoring with Chef, Ansible and Puppet

It's been more than six months since I wrote about Top DevOps Tools We Love, and many great things have happened on the topic since then. Today, I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Chef, Ansible and Puppet scripts for automated deployments of our Dynatrace Application Monitoring solution into development, test and production environments. Here are the "whys" and "hows". read more

How to Automate Enterprise Application Monitoring with Ansible – Part II

In the first part of this series, I shared practical advice on how to automatically deploy Dynatrace Agents into distributed enterprise applications using Ansible in less than 60 seconds. While we had conveniently assumed its presence back then, we will today address the automated installation of our Dynatrace Application Monitoring solution comprising Clients, Collectors and a Server… read more

How to Automate Enterprise Application Monitoring with Ansible

In my last article, Top DevOps Tools We Love, I proclaimed the availability of deployment automation scripts for our Dynatrace products. Today, you will learn about the basic concepts behind Ansible, which will enable you to roll your own playbook for integrating insightful end-to-end monitoring with Dynatrace into every part of your enterprise application in under 60 seconds. Enterprise Applications and Distributed Architectures Enterprise applications are typically segregated into… read more

Top DevOps Tools We Love

The word DevOps is a portmanteau of “development” and “operations”. However, anyone who knows “The Phoenix Project” by Gene Kim et al. will agree that its radius is much wider than what the term suggests: it’s a melting pot that combines principles from Agile Software Development and Lean Manufacturing with the aim to reduce friction and improve collaboration by honing a culture of… read more