• Use erb templates:
  • Deal w/username and pass in monit/files/monitrc file under httpd.
  • Deal w/root pass in mysql's manifest.
  • Should create a mysql specific user for the app & set permissions for it in mysql's manifest.
  • Deal with creating application DB in mysql's manifest.

  • SSH - b/c with the way it is now, locking things down prevents futher updates...

  • Not currently locking out root
  • Not preventing password auth

Adding a Server/Stage

  • Create a file (<some_stage>.rb) in config/deploy/
  • Add capistrano variables:

    <some_stage>_ip = '<Server IP address>'
    role :web,    <some_stage>_ip
    role :app,    <some_stage>_ip
    role :db,     <some_stage>_ip, :primary => true
    role :worker, <some_stage>_ip
    set :rails_env, '<some_environment>'
  • Add the stage to the stages list in config/deploy.rb:

    set :stages, ['vagrant', 'some_stage']

Set up VirtualBox

(This only needs to be done once. This avoids the lengthy process of getting ubuntu up to date every time you start a new virtual machine.)

  • Install Virtualbox
  • Install Vagrant
  • Get a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS box:

    vagrant box add precise64
  • Create a temporary folder and change directory to it.

    mkdir temp; cd temp
  • Run initiate vagrant within that folder

    vagrant init
  • Edit the new Vagrantfile:

    # Vagrantfile API/syntax version. Don't touch unless you know what you're doing!
    Vagrant.configure(VAGRANTFILE_API_VERSION) do |config| = 'precise64'
  • Start the virtual machine:

    vagrant up
  • SSH into the virtual machine:

    vagrant ssh
  • Update the server:

    sudo apt-get update -y
    sudo apt-get upgrade -y
  • Exit from the SSH session:

  • Package the box and shut down the virtual machine:

    vagrant package
    vagrant box add precise64_updated
    vagrant destroy

Bootstrap you server(s)

(This will take a brand new provisioned server and install puppet, update the OS, install dependencies and configure it.

This runs both puppet:install and upper:update rake tasks.)

  • Either move your project files into this this directory or copy/merge repo files into your project.
  • Edit config/deploy.rb as needed.
  • Create and update stage files in config/deploy/ as needed.

Vagrant virtual machine

    vagrant up
    cap vagrant puppet:bootstrap

Remote server

    cap <stage> puppet:bootstrap