Adding a server to our subversion server database

We have a record of all servers (and many more things) stored in subversion.

Please follow these steps when adding a new server.

  • Check out the admin svn repository.
  • Create a directory in the servers directory named after the server you are creating. Name the directory using the host name, not the fully qualified domain name (fred, instead of
  • Add the following
    <server-name>/description: containing a brief description of the server 
    <server-name>/substrate: containing one of: host, virtual, standalone
    <server-name>/location: symlink to ../locations/<location> (e.g. telehouse) 
    <server-name>host: if this is a virtual server, then this should be a symlink to ../servers-available/<host> (e.g. ken, bolivar)

You can see the other directories for addional ways to tag the server. When you are done:

svn add servers/<server-name>
svn commit
Last modified 8 years ago Last modified on Sep 16, 2010, 3:52:17 PM