SIMP Report – 03 25 2016

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29 March 2016


This is the latest update of the SIMP Project.

Where we discover bugs, squash them, and continue with release testing.

Release looking good for the week of 28 March 2016!

Our primary focus this past week has been on testing the latest release and making sure that we haven’t missed anything in our tests.

Automated Testing

  • Updated the full NFS profile test in the pupmod-simp-simp module. Tests a soup to nuts LDAP + NFS + SSSD/NSCD installation with automatic home directory creation successfully.

Bug Fixes

  • We discovered that there was a race condition in our nscd restart &&  nscd reload command sequence and added a once second sleep to alleviate the issue.
  • Attempted to add individual TLS support to RSyslog actions but re-discovered that the version of RSyslog 7 that ships with EL6 and EL7 can only toggle TLS globally. We’ll need to switch this over to see if it has been fixed but it’s not a priority for this release.

New Features

  • Added the ability to use custom templates on outbound RSyslog connections.

The Near Future

We’re hoping that this is the final release before we shift whole hog to Puppet 4 and the AIO installer. To ease migration pains, we’re probably going to be performing some symlink magic to get the new tools to be able to accept the old paths for a while. This will only take effect on an upgrade.

JIRA Weekly Report

For a full view of what we’ve been working on, take a look at our JIRA issues for the week.

Trevor has worked in a variety of IT fields over the last decade, including systems engineering, operating system automation, security engineering, and various levels of development.

At OP his responsibilities include maintaining overall technical oversight for Onyx Point solutions, providing technical leadership and mentorship to the DevOps teams. He is also responsible for leading OP’s solutions and intellectual property development efforts, setting the technical focus of the company, and managing OP products and related services. In this regard, he oversees product development and delivery as well as developing the strategic roadmap for OP’s product line.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

  • Customer First.
  • Security in All We Do.
  • Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
  • Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
  • Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others

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