Examination

Part 1 - Evaluation of configuration management tools

In this assignment you are going to learn about modern configuration management tools and present your findings in a written rapport. The goal with this assignment is that you will get deeper understanding of what different modern tools there are for automating the configuration management for a cloud-based infrastructure. You will also compare these tools and try to to describe their differences. At the latest step you should create your own opinion about these tools and motivate it.

You will investigate at least three different tools. Here are our suggestions (but you can choose other if you want)

Disposition

You will be examined trough a written report. Below you could see a recommended structure of your report. You are free to add own sub-headlines if you want. Please think about the structure and your language. Use headlines, make paragraphs, check your spelling and grammar.

  • Introduction to configuration management tools
    • How the tools can support the idea of DevOps
  • The tools in this report
    • Puppet
    • Describe the tool and its history
    • Describe its payment models, licenses and so on
    • Describe the prerequisites for the tool like what platforms they work on
    • Give some simple example of syntax, and explain it for the reader
    • List pros and cons
    • Chef
    • Describe the tool and its history
    • Describe its payment models, licenses and so on
    • Describe the prerequisites for the tool like what platforms they work on
    • Give some simple example of syntax, and explain it for the reader
    • List pros and cons
    • Ansible
    • Describe the tool and its history
    • Describe its payment models, licenses and so on
    • Describe the prerequisites for the tool like what platforms they work on
    • Give some simple example of syntax, and explain it for the reader
    • List pros and cons
  • Your personal reflection of your findings
    • Motivate your choice

As usually you should use the IEEE-reference system when handling your sources. We have not set a fixed requirements for this assignment so we expect that you are experience enough to hold it within a reasonable number of pages.

Hand-in instructions

  • No later then 08.00am 26 of September
  • The format must be PDF
  • You send the report to 2dv514@lnu.se

Late hand-in

If you could not produce a report to the date above we will have a late hand in during this course with the following requirements:

  • Also include an extra configuration management tool in your report (you decide which)
  • No later then 10.00am 21 of October
  • The format should PDF
  • The report should be send to 2dv514@lnu.se
  • The report will be examined at the end of the course

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