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Bastionlinux19/Chef Released

by Alan Milligan last modified May 29, 2014 04:23 PM
Bastionlinux19/Chef Released

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, in beta, is very close to release.  Our binary-compatible BastionLinux19 is now out with Zenoss, Chef, Plone, OpenStack, Asterisk, 389 Directory Server, and much more.  Just as Red Hat does long term support, this is our long term platform for delivery and support of critical cloud infrastructure.

Major changes from BastionLinux13 for Chef include systemd daemon initialisation, journald system logging, Ruby2.0, RabbitMQ 3.1.5, CouchDB 1.3.1 and Java 1.7.0.


Upgrading your Chef

The Chef stack on BastionLinux 19 is exactly the same point release as BastionLinux 13.  Unfortunately, it is not possible to do an in situ upgrade.  But all that you need to do is install the same packages from our Cloud repository and copy/migrate your backend - CouchDB/Solr:

oldserver $ rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME} "
oldserver $ scp -rp /var/lib/chef/* root@newserver:/var/lib/chef

newserver $ yum install <paste names>

We have an extensive and sophisticated range of OpsCode/Chef recipes to manage and migrate Chef clusters on a range of physical and virtual platforms.


Chef on Raspberry Pi

Yes - we've got Chef/Client running on Raspberry Pi so you can web-scale manage thousands of RPi systems out in the wild.


Getting BastionLinux™

BastionLinux 19 is available on a range of virtualisation platforms including VMWare, Qemu, and Docker.  It will soon be available in AWS/Marketplace.  Download instructions are here.