Apr 18 – 22, 2016
DESY Zeuthen
Europe/Berlin timezone

Automating operational procedures with Rundeck

Apr 21, 2016, 2:25 PM
Seminar room 3 (DESY Zeuthen)

Seminar room 3

DESY Zeuthen

Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen (near Berlin), Germany
Basic IT Services Basic IT services


Daniel Fernandez Rodriguez (Universidad de Oviedo (ES))


During the past two years, CERN Cloud Infrastructure has been using an open source tool called Rundeck for automating routine operational procedures. The aim of this project was to provide the team with a common place for implemented workflows and jobs. Thanks to Rundeck we were able to delegate internal tasks to other teams without exposing internal procedures or credentials. In addition to this, it has been possible to automate some tedious and repetitive tasks and minimize the amount of human prone errors. Currently, Rundeck is being used by four different groups at CERN and the jobs run on it cover diverse tasks such as HW interventions, OpenStack Project Creations and Quota Updates, tickets resolution, retirement of physical hardware, etc. In this talk it will be presented what we have been doing to adapt Rundeck to our needs and how we are using it.
Length of presentation (minutes, max. 20) 20

Primary author

Daniel Fernandez Rodriguez (Universidad de Oviedo (ES))

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