JSS in a Box pt 2

If you’ve not read pt1, I suggest you look here first.

A quick update. I’ve made some improvements to the JSS in a Box project. These are as follows:

1) Support for both Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and RHEL 7.x
2) Automatic tomcat and mysql settings optimisations

Doesn’t sound a lot but believe me it was a lot of work!

There is also a companion project to this: JSS Config in a Box.

This is a tool meant for automatic replication of JSS configuration from a “master” jss to many others. It does the following:

1) Dump an existing ROOT JSS instance (your template) to a series of xml files
2) Upload via Casper’s API to any new multi context instance on the same server.

This allows you to pre-populate a JSS with known good scripts, policies and computer groups. It’s almost a complete clone within the API limitations.

This project is based on the work of Jeffrey Compton.
You can find his original project here.

Big thanks go to the following people for helping make this possible.

Rich Trouton for his Performance Tuning blog post (which you can find here )
Ross Derewianko for providing invaluable help with RHEL testing.
Jennifer Unger for other help, comments, ideas and general encouragement.
Ben Toms for pretty much the same 🙂

On a personal note, I will be taking a break from github based projects for a few days. I have some family issues to help deal with and I’ll need my energies for that.