[lug] Remote command tools.

Will Sterling will.sterling at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 20:04:48 MDT 2012

I think you are thinking of Capistrano.  Some others like it are
Function, Fabric and Mcollective.

On Jun 30, 2012, at 8:00 PM, "David L. Anselmi" <anselmi at anselmi.us> wrote:

> I could swear there used to be a tool called calypso, used for machine configuration control, among
> other things.  Now I find nothing.  Am I misremembering the name or does such a tool exist?
> The tool was something that you could configure with lists of commands and lists of machines and mix
> and match them.  Then when you said go, the set of commands would be executed on the set of machines
> (probably in parallel via ssh).
> So for configuration control, that could be used to install things from a tar file, or deploy web
> apps, etc.
> The use case I'm describing overlaps with the use of puppet or chef, but this was a different tool.
>  Significantly, it pushed the changes to the clients, where puppet generally pulls them.
> What I'm thinking of might be similar to Salt (http://saltstack.org/) but I'm sure that's not the name.
> So if you've never heard of calypso, what's a good tool to run a series of commands on many machines
> at once (preferably in parallel, with output grouped by machine, and with sane error propagation
> (i.e. I can tell whether the commands failed on any machines, and which failed)).
> Thanks!
> Dave
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