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Documentation #63: Admin Documentation

Document Machine<->Services Associations

Added by Marc Dequènes almost 4 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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New
Priority:
Low
Category:
Org :: Admin
Start date:
2015-07-08
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Branch:
hosts_services_457
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DuckCorp
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Description

Pilou suggested using a table to know which machine performs which service (and optionally which services are lost when a machine is down).

As it could bring a lot of lines for the many services, I suggest using categories an subcategories, like:
  • Mail
    • MTA
    • Mailing-Lists
    • MailSync (Fetchmail)
    • MailRetrieval (IMAP/POP/Webmail)
    • MailFiltering (antivirus/antispam)
    • MailManipulation (SIEVE/Procmail?)

When the need for details arrise, the cell could have the role name. For example, Orfeo would have for MTA the role MX1, while Toushirou would have _MX2, and so on. It could be interesting to find a way to have both a view of roles and of software names to implement them.

The service list in the user wiki can be used as a source to build this documentation.

It should also specify if the service is under a Configuration Management system.

History

#1 Updated by Marc Dequènes almost 4 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by Marc Dequènes about 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to Marc Dequènes
  • Branch set to hosts_services_457

I added a graphviz view using simplified service names, without all the detail of the machinery. I think this is sufficient to find which services are affected by a machine outage, or which hosts contributes to the service.

I also added major services dependencies (using dashed lines), meaning the whole or a complete part of the service (due to visual aggregation to simplify the view) would be unusable if the dependency is down.

This does not address the whole ticket but I think it could be useful and could give the users a basic understanding of the infrastructure.

#3 Updated by Marc Dequènes about 1 year ago

  • Category set to Org :: Admin

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