Definitely a noob question because I am finding it difficult to understand whether or not Habitat might help in my case…
- We are deploying a multi-service .Net (4.7.2) application across multiple Windows servers
- This is shipped as an exe and you select boxes to choose what service/components are installed on a given server
- Thankfully there are parameters for running this installer silently
- Other requirements are SQL Server, RabbitMQ, Consul and IIS…
- We use Elasticstack for monitoring etc. but let’s not get too carried away at this point!
- VERY OFTEN the customer provisioning the servers misses out a dependency or port setting
- We’ve used Terraform but I’m not sure that’s “integrated enough” to avoid introducing another set of issues… we also don’t see a lot of customers using this.
- We’re using Jenkins and Artifactory so using the ‘build’ steps in Habitat isn’t an option (no-one want’s to redo this internally!)
- No, the application cannot be Dockerized (yet)
I would love to include all the dependencies and port configs in with what we ship to customers so that we have less setup headaches
Is anyone able to provide a quick ‘finger in the air’ response as to whether I’m even looking in the right direction with Habitat? If we already have Terraform build scripts for Azure/GCP and VMWare that also take care of application installation am I just looking at duplicating the same work with a different tool?
It’s possible I’ve just answered my own question there but since Chef has gone open-source I’d rather use/support you all if there’s some benefit to be had over what we’re doing already.