[TIP] Systems Testing

Noah Gift noah.gift at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 18:11:36 PST 2008

On Jan 25, 2008, at 8:39 PM, Grig Gheorghiu wrote:

> --- Pete <pfein at pobox.com> wrote:
>> Dunno if y'all saw this blog post, but it's really interesting use of
>> nose to
>> do automated sysadmin tests:
> http://agiletesting.blogspot.com/2008/01/checklist-automation-and-testing.html
> I just saw it and I agree 100% with the poster :-)
>> Seems like you could take the idea a step further and turn it into a
>> monitoring system, a la nagios, but with less suck and more python.
> Well, 'taking ideas a step further' is a path that often leads to pain
> and suffering. I prefer to apply the KISS principle and keep  
> monitoring
> do its job 24x7, while running my automated tests once in a while
> (especially after building a system, but also after some bitrot has
> been happening).

We cover this in our Python For Systems Administration book, in great  
detail in our SNMP chapter.  I also cover it in this article, in very  
tiny detail:


If you REALLY want to go 24x7 in a commercial setting and don't want  
to write all the code yourself, I would highly recommend downloading  
the VMware virtual machine.


Zenoss is good stuff.

I do agree though, that Grig and Titus have some clever ideas if you  
want KISS.

> Grig
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