Anyone in DevOps here?

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  1. Stkrdknmibalz

    Stkrdknmibalz PTM Pacos Ahead! Advanced User Premium Member

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    Been playing with a lot of open source tools recently and started enjoying using them to the point that I'll be making a career change to DevOps.

    What are the most in demand tools?

    I've been doing a lot of chef, docker and Vagrant/VBOX setups

    @xydrine :wink:

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    Twi7ch brap brap Intermediate User Premium Member

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    I'm an Ops Engineer doing "DevOps" for the last 5 years now.

    You'll want to have a strong understanding of Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration. That means you should know about git, jenkins, and some type of provisioning/orchestration tool (ansible, chef, puppet) mixed with Docker/Vagrant/Terraform. Learning how to write infrastructure as code is key for a successful cloud deployments (This is where Terraform comes in)

    Most applications require sensitive information (private keys, databases password, service account creds, etc). The last thing you want to do is store that information in source control. This is where secret management comes in. Learn about Vault for secret management. Once you have your service deployed other services will to need to discover it. This is where "service discovery" comes in. A popular product is called "Consul"

    Next up, monitoring. You don't want to break SLA's. Sensu, Prometheus, Nagios are popular tools for monitoring your services health. For log gathering Splunk is popular but I don't know if there is a free version.

    If I was to recommend learning one programming language that will help you immensely it would be Python. It's an extremely powerful language for scripting your job away haha.
    Anyways, that should give you plenty to learn about. Good luck :D
     
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    Stkrdknmibalz PTM Pacos Ahead! Advanced User Premium Member

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    Thanks! I've been in networking (FW and routing & switching) and mix Linux/Windows sys admin for the past 4 years but I was always playing with web development on the side.

    Been coding in bash and learned some Ruby



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    xydrine Vengeance. Justice. Fire and Blood. Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    Hit up the CS social group here: https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?groups/8/

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    Stkrdknmibalz PTM Pacos Ahead! Advanced User Premium Member

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    I thought I posted it there? Did it get moved?

    Uh oh it looks like I got moved out of my groups

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    xydrine Vengeance. Justice. Fire and Blood. Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    :facepalm: lol this is why Tapatalk is trash. Well at least one of the reasons.

    See today's announcements.
     
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    RichardArthur Learning to Drive General User

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    an interesting question, if you get a response from a representative of the company, let me know about it