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OpenSLIM v3.73b0 released!

It’s finally here! This is the first release since the NMTools spin off. A lot has happened since then. In fact, there are many changes in the OpenSLIM roadmap that I would like to tell you over the course of the following weeks.

As every new version, this one represents an additional step forward in functionality and also in reliability. Here is the list of new additions and improvements that this new major release incorporates:

  1. Systems Decommissioning Management.
  2. Improvements on how Virtual Environments are handled.
  3. Improvements on the automatic mechanisms that populate changesin a Node Property as long
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APIs and the “Technology Mix”

Today I would like to recall a really nice conference I saw last January: “Infrastructure in the Cloud Era”. This presentation was performed at O'Reilly Velocity Conference 2009 by Adam Jacob (Co-Founder at OpsCode) and Ezra Zygmuntowicz (Co-Founder at EngineYard).

They cover the theory of how you should be thinking about building a Fully Automated Infrastructure classifying their analysis in the following areas:

  • Bootstrapping: Corporate Approvals, Agile Approvals, Cloud.
  • Configuration: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Infrastructure as Code.
  • Command and Control: Manual, Ad-Hoc, Framework.

They conclude, in the context of a Cloud Infrastructures, that ...

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NMTools v4.0b0 released!

Being able to allocate enough time to finally publish this release hasn't been an easy task for me. I hardly can believe it, but it's here! :-D

This is a very special announcement because this release introduces lot of new features and also introduces very deep changes from the previous versions.

One of the most noticeable details is that NMTools is now an independent project. It will no longer tied to OpenSLIM. Nevertheless, OpenSLIM still will be a dependency and you need it to fully take advantage of what NMTools delivers.

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