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Chef and Puppet Won't Fix Your CMDB Problem

Most Enterprise CMDB offerings are a joke. They've always been a joke. Just another white elephant system sucking time and money out of IT Budgets. What most, if not all, become are simply inventory systems. They're not even good for that half the time.

Filed under: chef, puppet, CMDB

PMLC, ALM, and Configuration Management

Acronym Soup - Project Management, Application Development, and Operations Methodologies

Filed under: ALM, SDLC, CMDB, ITIL

Devops and the Death of the CMDB

CMDB and DevOps: the Pitfalls

Filed under: CMDB, Cloud Computing, automation

Configurations as a Service

Cloud CMDB - Where to Next?

Cloud providers and IT shops must engage in unit testing for infrastructure management. A cloud provider is an organization that provides a component of cloud computing to businesses or individuals. The cost is usually based on a per-use model.

Filed under: ALM, chef, SDLC, puppet, cloud, CMDB, ITIL

Application Configuration Testing

Application Configuration Acceptance Testing - Huh?

Filed under: ALM, configuration testing, SDLC, CMDB

Wasting Time Manually Testing

The Sinkhole That is Manual Configuration Testing

Testing is a crucial part of software development: it involves the execution of a program with the goal of locating errors. Successful tests are able to uncover new errors that can then be corrected before the software is released.

Filed under: ALM, chef, SDLC, puppet, CMDB, automation

Environment Configuration Testing 101

Testing environment configurations in enterprise environments manually with scripts is difficult, just because there are so many factors involved. These can include applications, hardware, and device compatibility issues that can arise at any point within the implementation, areas which may be difficult to determine in the pre-implementation stage. Worse yet, the larger the network infrastructure, the more time consuming and complicated the test and the implementation processes are. This is when Environment Drift and Stateless Systems can come into play.

Filed under: chef, puppet, CMDB, ITIL, environment configuration

Release Testing Basics

Release Testing

Filed under: ALM, CMDB