VirtualDesignMaster (vDM) Challenge 4
This VirualDesignMaster challenge had me from the beginning. Orchestration was something I wanted to learn, just not in four days!
The challenge 4 design requirements:
The hardest part of this design was figuring out what an orchestration tool was…
Wiki say this:
Orchestration describes the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of complex computer systems, middleware and services.
OK that makes a little more sense. *Not Really*. So then I watched twitter, and two products showed up. Puppet and Chef. So my first stop was Plurasight.
This was the first design that I had to re-write. I went down one path and I did not feel that it was meeting the true goals for this challenge. So I started over. I then had a small breakdown and then started on the new design.
Once I finished the design on Monday evening, I reached out to Rob (@rnelson0) to take a look at my current design and make recommendation on what I needed to expand on. He pointed me back the the key points of this design. Requirements, Constraints, Assumptions, and Risks. So I burned the midnight oil to get everything completed.
This time I submitted my final design with 10 minutes to spare. I do feel that my design was on track to a solid solution. My nerves will start to get jumpy at 5 pm CST tonight. I wish the remaining contestants the best of luck. I still have a itching feeling Open Stack is in the final challenge. In the end I may not become the Virtual Design Master but this is a great experience.
You can see some of these twitter conversions by following these two hash tags. #VirtualDesignMaster and #vDM