Redbrick System Documentation

The idea of Redbrick documention is to keep an up to date information about the technical infrastructure of Redbrick. This is mostly intended for admins, future admins, webmasters, and everybody else who is grumpy and has no life.

The search box actually works (I was amazed at this. Search isn't meant to work. Ever. For anything).

Current stuff


New Admins

You will regret this decision. But if you are sure make sure you are familiar with the following:


Operations

Day to day running of things.

Storage

Mail

NNTP

Databases

Network

WWW

Backups


Emergencies

After each emergency remember to write a postmortem!


Machines

Services

Paphos - Primary Services

Zeus - Secondary Services and New web

Metharme - Web Applications

halfpint - Admin Bastion

User Login

Azazel - Primary User Login

Pygmalion - User Development

Security

Hardware

Switches

UPS

Other

Software

Software written by RedBrick, or with RedBrick customisations etc.


System Documentation Redundancy

docs.redbrick.dcu.ie

This is a self hosted version running on halfpint. Its a cron job that pull from github once an hour and if it finds an update it rebuilds the site.

Github

Github is where docs are stored. They are plain markdown but they are easily accessed and read from anywhere.

ReadTheDocs

Docs are auto deployed to readthedocs on commit to the master branch. They should always be up to date.