NAME

XAS - Middleware for Datacenter Operations

DESCRIPTION

XAS is middleware for datacenter operations. Every datacenter has those little one off scripts that perform some important task. Most of them were written on the fly, to automate some specific task. These scripts have grown organically, they may have actually become an important part of your operations and they are generally a pain to maintain. Most of these scripts are written in a shell language or an interpreted language such as Perl. They have some important characteristics:

  • They have no consistent command structure.

  • They are not documented.

  • They represent an investment of time and money.

  • They are the accumulated knowledge of how your operations really work.

If you are trying to pull your operations into the 21st century, you need to refactor those scripts. You could throw them out and restart, but that would be a waste of time and money. Your operations people have better things to do then rewrite everything from scratch. More importantly, you could choose a framework that helps you migrate those old scripts into something more modern. XAS is that framework, and it will help you to refactor those old Perl scripts into a modern code base.

XAS does this by providing a consistent framework to write your operations procedures. It is a layered environment that allows you to follow accepted practices for continuous integration and delivery of software.

UTILITIES

These utilities are provided with this package.

xas-rotate

A simple file rotation program. Primarily used on platforms that don't provide a file rotation utility.

xas-rotate --help

This will display a brief help screen on command options.

xas-rotate --manual

This will display the utilities man page.

xas-alert

A will send a XAS alert from the command line. This is useful when you want to send an alert from a script.

xas-alert --help

This will display a brief help screen on command options.

xas-alert --manual

This will display the utilities man page.

xas-init

A simple utility that will create directories and set permissions for /var/run/xas and /var/lock/xas. This is needed on systemd systems where those directories are mounted as tmpfs volumes and go away on system reboots.

xas-init --help

This will display a brief help screen on command options.

xas-init --manual

This will display the utilities man page.

SEE ALSO

XAS::Base
XAS::Class
XAS::Constants
XAS::Exception
XAS::Factory
XAS::Utils
XAS::Apps::Alert
XAS::Apps::Init
XAS::Apps::Rotate
XAS::Lib::App
XAS::Lib::App::Daemon
XAS::Lib::App::Service
XAS::Lib::App::Service::Unix
XAS::Lib::App::Service::Win32
XAS::Lib::Batch
XAS::Lib::Batch::Job
XAS::Lib::Batch::Queue
XAS::Lib::Batch::Server
XAS::Lib::Batch::Interface::Torque
XAS::Lib::Curl::FTP
XAS::Lib::Curl::HTTP
XAS::Lib::Iterator
XAS::Lib::Lockmgr
XAS::Lib::Lockmgr::Filesystem
XAS::Lib::Lockmgr::Flom
XAS::Lib::Lockmgr::KeyedMutex
XAS::Lib::Lockmgr::Nolock
XAS::Lib::Log
XAS::Lib::Log::Console
XAS::Lib::Log::File
XAS::Lib::Log::Json
XAS::Lib::Log::Syslog
XAS::Lib::Mixins::Bufops
XAS::Lib::Mixins::Configs
XAS::Lib::Mixins::Handlers
XAS::Lib::Mixins::Keepalive
XAS::Lib::Mixins::Process
XAS::Lib::Mixins::Process::Unix
XAS::Lib::Mixins::Process::Win32
XAS::Lib::Modules::Alerts
XAS::Lib::Modules::Email
XAS::Lib::Modules::Environment
XAS::Lib::Modules::Spool
XAS::Lib::Net::Client
XAS::Lib::Net::Server
XAS::Lib::Net::POE::Client
XAS::Lib::Pidfile
XAS::Lib::Pidfile::Unix
XAS::Lib::Pidfile::Win32
XAS::Lib::Pipe
XAS::Lib::Pipe::Unix
XAS::Lib::POE::PubSub
XAS::Lib::POE::Session
XAS::Lib::POE::Service
XAS::Lib::Process
XAS::Lib::Process::Unix
XAS::Lib::Process::Win32
XAS::Lib::RPC::JSON::Client
XAS::Lib::RPC::JSON::Server
XAS::Lib::Service
XAS::Lib::Service::Unix
XAS::Lib::Service::Win32
XAS::Lib::Spawn
XAS::Lib::Spawn::Unix
XAS::Lib::Spawn::Win32
XAS::Lib::SSH::Client
XAS::Lib::SSH::Client::Exec
XAS::Lib::SSH::Client::Shell
XAS::Lib::SSH::Client::Subsystem
XAS::Lib::SSH::Server
XAS::Lib::Stomp::Frame
XAS::Lib::Stomp::Parser
XAS::Lib::Stomp::POE::Client
XAS::Lib::Stomp::POE::Filter
XAS::Lib::Stomp::Utils
XAS::Lib::WS::Base
XAS::Lib::WS::Exec
XAS::Lib::WS::Manage
XAS::Lib::WS::RemoteShell
XAS::Lib::WS::Transfer

SUPPORT

Additional support is available at:

  http://scm.kesteb.us/trac

AUTHOR

Kevin L. Esteb, <kevin@kesteb.us>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2012-2017 Kevin L. Esteb

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. For details, see the full text of the license at http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0.