January 4, 2018
By Nick Maludy of Encore Technologies
So far StackStorm has multiple installation methods: deb/rpm packages,
curl|bash installer used for simple deployments, Docker, Ansible, Chef.
Now it’s Puppet time!
Starting in July of 2017 a major effort has been underway to modernize the Puppet module to install/deploy StackStorm. In August of 2017
v1.0.0-beta was released with completely re-worked internals to support the new StackStorm
deb/rpm package installation method and fix a large number of bugs. Since the beta we’ve continued development of new features like supporting all 4 StackStorm OSes, Puppet 4 and 5 compatibility, ChatOps installation and configuration, modernized pack management, full integration testing in Docker containers along with a slew of Puppet best practices improvements.
Today we’re proud to announce the Release Candidate version
v1.0.0-rc of the
stackstorm-st2 Puppet module which is available on Forge.
Our plan is to release
v1.0.0 stable in the coming weeks, but in order to do this we need your help. We ask everyone who is interested in Puppet-based deployment to give the module a try and provide your feedback!
Keep reading to find out more details about what’s changed and where the project is heading.
1.0.0-betathe module was designed around the legacy deployment system. This has been upgraded to the modern package deployment methodology. These changes were ported over.
1.0.0-rc, we’ve gone and completely rewritten the build system to run in an several isolated Docker environments. This means that every time a build is triggered,
stackstorm/st2is used to install StackStorm on every supported OS version.
1.0.0-rc. Tied into the integration testing effort, we’ve also introduced tests for running the module with modern versions of Puppet.
Some highlights of changes since
::st2allowing custom st2 Exchange
st2::profie::chatopsto manage the chatops package, service and configuration.
::st2so that the repository can be managed by an external system and not the
#puppetfor Travis build failures.
That’s where we’ve been, here’s some ideas of where we’re going:
::st2::profile::serverinto component services.
We’ve focused on making getting started with the
stackstorm-st2 module as simple as possible. Just include the full install class in your manifest for a node and you’re on your way!
This will install StackStorm and all it dependencies!
If you’re using r10k or librarian-puppet to manage your module dependencies, you can reference our
Puppetfile for your distribution:
For more info, checkout the README.
stackstorm-st2 module welcomes any and all contributions (including bug reports)!
If you’re curious how you can help, check out our issues list, or drop by the
#puppet channel questions in our public Slack workspace. We’re always looking for new and exciting ideas for how we can make StackStorm and its supporting projects like the
stackstorm/st2 Puppet module better, so don’t be shy!
A very big thank you goes out to all those who’ve contributed code to this release!
From the StackStorm side, we want to thank our partners from Encore Technologies, particularly Nick Maludy for taking the lead with the Puppet Module github.com/StackStorm/puppet-st2. As an advanced user, you know best what’s needed from StackStorm deployment & configuration and contribute to that.
That’s the power of Open Source!