Push jobs: an orchestration building block for Private Chef – Mark Anderson

Push jobs is a new feature in Opscode Private Chef that will allow a user to run commands across hundreds of chef managed servers. Push Jobs leverages Erlang/OTP and ZeroMQ to provide scalable and fault tolerant execution.

In this talk I’ll cover the general motivation behind the design and an architectural overview of the system. This will include details of we used Erlang and ZeroMQ to build a robust, scalable system. I’ll also do a demo of the push job feature in action, covering the push jobs server, execution client and knife command line interface.