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Learning Ansible by Ramesh Raithatha, Madhurranjan Mohaan

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Chapter 7. Deployment and Orchestration

"Going through a deployment! BACK OFF!", says one of our colleagues who also plays the part of a Release Engineer. We've had responses such as this and others that can't be written from colleagues in closed rooms while performing deployments. During deployment events, we've had:

  • People writing instructions on the board
  • Tense colleagues sipping their tea or coffee and listening intently to these instructions
  • People on a conference call for hours
  • Celebration after every component is deployed
  • Finally, a lot of people coming out as if they actually went through a "war' in the war room
  • Hell breaks loose if there has to be a rollback

We can't promise that we'll change many of these, but we will include certain best practices ...

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