We have the ability to create a staging environment in Infrastructure. This attempts to duplicate a small section of our infrastructure for testing purposes. If there's a large scale change that you need to perform, it's a good idea to push the changes to the staging environment first and check that everything works properly and that you have puppetized all the necessary changes before pushing the changes live.
Owner: Fedora Infrastructure Team
Servers: (proxy1.stg, db1.stg, app1.stg, app2.stg fas1.stg)
Purpose: Staging environment to test changes to apps.
Staging servers are managed through puppet so that you can test config changes in puppet before pushing live. You need to use a different branch to push to the staging servers. Basic steps:
git clone /git/puppet/ git checkout --track -b staging origin/staging # This only needs to be run once on the initial clone # make changes, git commits git push git checkout master # switch back to the master branch git checkout staging # switch back to the staging branch