System Administrator Guide
Welcome to The Fedora Infrastructure system administration guide.
If you haven’t already, you should complete the general Getting Started guide. Once you’ve completed that, you’re ready to get involved in the Fedora Infrastructure Apprentice group.
Fedora Infrastructure Apprentice
The Fedora Infrastructure Apprentice group in the Fedora Account System grants read-only access to many Fedora infrastructure machines. This group is used for new folks to look around at the infrastructure setup, check machines and processes and see where they might like to contribute moving forward. This also allows apprentices to examine and gather info on problems, then propose solutions.
This group will be pruned often of inactive folks who miss the monthly email check-in on the infrastructure mailing list. There’s nothing personal in this and you’re welcome to re-join later when you have more time, we just want to make sure the group only has active members.
Members of the Fedora Infrastructure Apprentice group have ssh/shell access to many machines, but no sudo rights or ability to commit to the Ansible repository (but they do have read-only access). Apprentice can, however, contribute to the infrastructure documentation by making a pull request to the infra-docs repository. Access is via the bastion.fedoraproject.org machine and from there to each machine. See the ssh-sop for instructions on how to set up SSH. You can see a list of hosts that allow apprentice access by using:
$ ./scripts/hosts_with_var_set -i inventory/ -o ipa_client_shell_groups=fi-apprentice
from a checkout of the Ansible
repository. The Ansible repository is hosted on pagure.io at
Selecting a Ticket
Start by checking out the easyfix tickets. Tickets marked with this tag are a good place for apprentices to learn how things are setup, and also contribute a fix.
Since apprentices do not have commit access to the
Ansible repository, you should
make your change, produce a patch with
git diff, and attach it to the
infrastructure ticket you are working on. It will then be reviewed.
Standard Operating Procedures
Below is a table of contents containing all the standard operating procedures for Fedora Infrastructure applications. For information on how to write a new standard operating procedure, consult the guide on Developing Standard Operating Procedures.
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