The days of firewalling off developers from the system adminstrators are long gone. The rise of DevOps has meant developers are getting more systems savvy while sys admins are using powerful development tools to roll out new environments, especially as the cloud computing landscape continues to rapidly evolve.
Blueprint is a new project that aims to complement Chef and Puppet, two of the largest open source platforms in the space. Using the power of Python, Blueprint can look inside configuration info on Debian and RPM based systems to archive packages you may have built from source. Blueprint can even convert these blueprints to Chef and Puppet configuration formats.
Installation and usage
If you’re using Python >= 2.6, you can install via pip:
pip install blueprint
… or you can install via Git:
git clone git://github.com/devstructure/blueprint.git cd blueprint && make && sudo make install
Once installed, you can use the
blueprint command line interface to
create, apply, list, even diff configs:
blueprint create my-first-blueprint blueprint apply my-first-blueprint blueprint list blueprint diff foo bar baz
If you’d like to manage your blueprints remotely, Devstructure, the company behind Blueprint has created Blueprint I/O. Blueprint I/O is to Blueprint as the OpsCode Platform is to Chef. With Blueprint I/O you can store your Blueprints in the cloud, push and pull them anywhere, and bootstrap new servers:
blueprint push my-first-blueprint blueprint pull https://devstructure.com/MY-SECRET-KEY/my-first-blueprint
By default the Blueprint I/O client uses Devstructure’s Blueprint I/O Server and Amazon S3 to store blueprints, but you can roll your own using the Blueprint I/O API
Be sure and check the GitHub repos for info on using and contributing to both projects.