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Tomcat Plugin: add ability to capture configurations and detect drift
I had a conversation with Laurel Dickson-Bull who works with our plugin development team to discuss the Tomcat plugin for IBM UrbanCode Deploy. I conveyed to her the requirements around "Configuration Drift" detection that the SMBC team shared with us. Here are the requirements that I had documented based on the call:
1. Need ability to capture the main configuration "server.xml" file for a Tomcat instance
2. Need ability to walk the Tomcat filesystem and capture additional configurations for applications deployed to Tomcat (and the files are expanded on the filesystem). These will be additional XML files. The SMBC team mentioned the use of a "find . -name *.xml -print" type of command to gather these.
3. Provide ability to check for drift which could include a "md5 checksum diff" of the live config files to the golden master config.
4. Provide ability to rollback config that has drifted to the golden master copy or update the golden master config copy based on new updates found.
She is going to speak with Sujan (development manager) and the team and will be in touch with us. I would propose that we meet internally with Laurel and the plugin development team before we get back to the customer. If there are other requirements that need to be considered, we can bring those up as well.
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