Configuration and DevOps Definitions

  • A

    Ansible

    Ansible is an open source IT configuration management (CM) and automation platform, provided by Red Hat.

  • Ansible playbook

    An Ansible playbook is an organized unit of scripts that defines work for a server configuration managed by the automation tool Ansible.

  • C

    ChatOps

    ChatOps is the use of chat clients, chatbots and real-time communication tools to facilitate how software development and operation tasks are communicated and executed.

  • Chef (software)

    Chef is an open source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation platform.

  • composable infrastructure

    A composable infrastructure is a framework whose physical compute, storage and network fabric resources are treated as services.

  • configuration management (CM)

    Configuration management (CM) is a governance and systems engineering process for ensuring consistency in an operational environment.

  • continuous deployment

    Continuous deployment is a strategy for software releases wherein any code commit that passes the automated testing phase is automatically released into the production environment, making changes that are visible to the software's users.

  • F

    FirewallD

    FirewallD, also known as Dynamic Firewall, replaces Fedora's old firewall tool, iptables, and allows for easier configuration and interface.

  • friendly name

    A friendly name is the title given to an application file, certificate or other IT asset so that a person easily understands and remembers it.

  • H

    HashiCorp Atlas

    HashiCorp Atlas is a suite of open source, modular DevOps (development/operations) infrastructure products. Atlas products can be implemented separately, together, or alongside other technologies.

  • I

    immutable infrastructure

    In an immutable infrastructure, components are replaced rather than changed which means that an application or service is effectively redeployed each time a change occurs.

  • IT systems management

    Systems management is the administration of the information technology systems in an enterprise data center. An effective systems management plan facilitates the delivery of IT as a service (ITaaS) and allows the organization's employees to respond to changing business requirements in an agile manner.

  • K

    Kubernetes Node

    A Kubernetes Node is a logical collection of IT resources that supports one or more containers.

  • M

    MIPS (million instructions per second)

    The number of MIPS (million instructions per second) is a general measure of computing performance and, by implication, the amount of work a larger computer can do.

  • P

    Puppet (Puppet Labs)

    Puppet is an open source systems management tool for centralizing and automating configuration management. Administrators can encode the configuration of a service as a policy, which Puppet then monitors and enforces.

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