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Virtual Disk Service and Volume Shadow Copy Service: An Introduction

Virtual Disk Service (VDS) and Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) are specific Microsoft technologies; VDS extends the existing storage capabilities of storage systems and servers, while VSS is a dynamic Windows service that enables data backup even if...

Installing Microsoft SQL Client Libraries Using CFEngine

CFEngine is an IT infrastructure automation framework that helps engineers, system admins, and other stakeholders in an IT organization manage IT infrastructure while ensuring service levels and compliance. We use CFEngine to solve one of the many problems within the automation for deploying Microsoft SQL Server...

Chef Knife plugin for Windows Azure (IAAS)

Chef is an open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework created by Opscode. It helps in managing your IT infrastructure and applications as code. It gives you a way to automate your infrastructure and processes. Knife is a CLI to create, update, search and delete the entities or...

Writing a Chef Ohai plugin for the Windows Azure IaaS cloud

Chef is an open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework created by Opscode. It helps in managing your IT infrastructure and applications as code. It gives you a way to automate your infrastructure and processes. Knife is a CLI to create, update, search and delete...

Hadoop Cluster Automation Using Ironfan

Recently, we faced a unique challenge - setup DevOps and management for a relatively complex Hadoop cluster on the Amazon EC2 Cloud. The obvious choice was to use a configuration management tool. Having extensively used Opscode's Chef and given the flexibility and extensibility Chef provides;...