Cary, the snippet to your email as shown in my inbox only showed the first
sentence. Glad to read the rest! :)
On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 2:01 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I disagree with the statement that "Vagrant is not a good idea for
> production.” Vagrant is a terrible idea for production, and it is not
> designed for that.
> We use Ansible to build Islandora, and, after three years of talking about
> it we are starting to use it with Docker. We are an AWS shop, so we use
> Docker with AWS elastic container service, which could come in handy if one
> of your archives gets slashdotted.
> > On Apr 6, 2016, at 8:53 AM, Chris Fitzpatrick <[log in to unmask]>
> > Vagrant is not a good idea for production. It's really for people to work
> > against a copy of the production environment.
> > Like you can use Vagrant, then update a ansible or puppet or chef script
> > then deploy that to yr VM.
> > Hashicorp is making something called Otto which is supposed to replace
> > Vagrant for end-to-end deployments like this, but that's in alpha now.
> > Vagrant isn't like virtualenv at all. Virtualenv is a way to maintain
> > Python dependencies by mucking around with some environment variables.
> > more like Ruby's bundler.
> > It's kinda more like Docker. Docker makes linux containers. Nobody knows
> > what those are, but they work great.
> > I've seen Vagrant used in production and it supposedly worked well but
> > guy who set it up left and things went bad. It wasn't a performance
> > it's just really hard for the replacement to figure out what's going on.
> > Use Vagrant with Ansible/Puppet/Chef. Or use Docker. Or use all of that,
> > for the win.
> > On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> On 4/6/16 9:49 AM, Annamarie C Klose wrote:
> >>> Hi, all,
> >>> Can anyone provide a technical explanation as to why it is not
> >>> appropriate to install Islandora on a public server with Vagrant?
> >>> all the documentation instructing that Vagrant is for development
> only, my
> >>> university's IT department thinks Vagrant makes Islandora more secure
> >>> production use. They have also stated "Vagrant is used to keep
> >>> separate on machines in the same way Pythons Virtualenv or Ruby's
> >>> is." Unfortunately, secure networking is outside of my expertise. I'm
> >>> concerned that Vagrant's virtualization is a poor substitute for the
> >>> thing. Before I add hundreds of records to Islandora, I'd like to make
> >>> that I'm building my library's digital collections on a steady
> >>> Any advice and/or explanations to give IT is welcome.
> >> If we agree that your University IT are the Operations people find the
> >> nicest way to tell them how the developers of Vagrant view the tool
> >> https://www.vagrantup.com/docs/why-vagrant/
> >> Specifically. "...If you are an operations engineer, Vagrant gives you a
> >> disposable environment and consistent workflow for developing and
> >> infrastructure management scripts..."
> >> You are also correct in being wary about having a production application
> >> running on Vagrant. A part of me wants to test that just for laughs,
> but it
> >> will be painful to set up for them and the performance will horrible for
> >> you.
> >> Cheers,
> >> ./fxk
> >> --
> >> "Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
> >> of course, living in a state of sin."
> >> -- John Von Neumann