LISA 2000 Abstract
Deployme: Tellme's Package Management and Deployment System
Kyle Oppenheim and Patrick McCormick, Tellme Networks
Many administrators use a central software repository because
managing distributed packages is difficult. Deployme is our solution
to manage the package update lifecycle across a large number of
independently configured hosts.
Deployme is highly flexible and has been extended to handle many
different types of packages. Deployme packages include standard UNIX
tools, local applications, web site content, and voice site content.
Most packages require fast, frequent deployment.
Deployme has a web-based user interface that allows less technical
users to deploy on their own. Deployme also restarts appropriate
server processes, a feature which was much more difficult than we
We discuss other lessons learned from the first implementation and
planned improvements for the future.