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Subject:Ops workflow tool?
Time:12:33 am
For my sysadmin-type friends...

My company has a lot of scheduled jobs that do a variety of things-- move logs around, ingest and digest them, and all sorts of other things. Some of it happens hourly, some daily, and there are lots of dependencies between various tasks. We manage it all with an operational workflow tool is mostly adequate in theory, but often falls on its face in practice.

We're sort of looking for something less sucky than what we have. It seems like this should be a fairly well solved problem, and that there should be at least two good open source solutions. Free would be great, inexpensive is OK, and expensive is not an option. cron is not an option.

Anyone have a recommendation?
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prock
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Time:2009-06-23 02:58 pm (UTC)
Only by way of indirection:

http://www.serverfault.com
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stevecohen
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Time:2009-06-23 03:58 pm (UTC)
cron is not an option

at?
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whipartist
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Time:2009-06-23 05:01 pm (UTC)
Only partially log-related. Some of it is fetching data from third party vendors, rolling up reports, and a few other whack-assed tasks.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-06-23 05:57 pm (UTC)
(a) We'd have to build all of the dependency stuff on our own, rather than just telling some tool that Y should only run if X has finished.

(b) Our director of ops despises cron.
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slowjoe
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Time:2009-06-24 10:36 pm (UTC)
We're rolling this out at work.

Legend has it that licences go to 6 figures. Not in your ballpark, I would presume.
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silveredboy
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Time:2009-06-23 05:26 pm (UTC)
I used CA-7 many many years ago and it worked flawlessly. My suspicion though, is that it is expensive.

http://www.ca.com/us/products/product.aspx?id=1171
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