Jupyter based Toolset for an Infrastructure Engineer - 文芸的機械化のススメStar
It is as important to share and communicate about infrastructure design and elaborated workflows with participants as to actually automate complex operations. Literate Computing for Reproducible Infrastructure is an approach both to describe automated operations as live code and to share predicted and reproducible outcomes among technical and non-technical alike in the form of narrative stories. We utilize Jupyter Notebook for sharing reproducible experience. The operational engineering and DevOps should be one of distinctive application areas for Jupyter.
We would like to accomplish traceability and reproducibility in engineering operations. For those primary purposes, we utilize computational narrative tools, i.e. Jupyter Notebook. Every operation is described with no doubt and can be automated. Automated operation is always along with human in the loop and bound up with a situation. It is something different from distilled automation, which tends to result in an anesthetizing effect (Nicholas InCarr. The Glass Cage) . Automated operation is a partnership between human and machine and augments our ability to learn and expertise.
For reproducibility and resilience for long-term sustainability, it is important not only to share knowledge but also to share reproducible experience participating both tech and non-tech alike. Narrative stories allow collaborative communication between experts and novices to accumulate infrastructure knowledge and operational experience within an operation team. Moreover, it is efficient to share understanding of how an infrastructure is usable and really works between tech ops and non-tech users. Narrative stories also help communicate with users about how services are delivered and customized considering reproducibility.
Literate Computing Tools are our enhancements to Jupyter for achieving following goals:
You can start the Notebook server on port 8888 with the following command.
docker run -it --rm -p 8888:8888 niicloudoperation/notebook:latest
You can login the Notebook server with the authentication token in the startup message.
The following video presents early practices back to late 2015 and 2016Q1. Since then we have been developed Literate Computing Tools as enhancement of Jupyter.