Rick Broker

Rick Broker

Rick is a Sales Engineer for XebiaLabs based in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked as a software developer and as a system administrator for Unix systems and middleware components including Websphere and Weblogic.

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Dashboarding Your XL Pipeline

| November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dashboarding Your XL Pipeline

Today’s DevOps teams like to have dashboards to monitor their processes. Dashboards provide teams a view into the state of the environment that can […]

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Task Monitor Clean Up in XL Deploy

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Task Monitor Clean Up in XL Deploy

Over time it is possible to collect XL Deploy tasks that have not been closed and archived properly. A small CLI script can make […]

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Creating an XL Deploy CLI Extension

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Creating an XL Deploy CLI Extension

In the newer versions of XL Deploy (5.x) there is a new feature that allows you to put the XL Deploy server in maintenance […]

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Extending the DB Plugin to do Connection Tests

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Extending the DB Plugin to do Connection Tests

After working with a few of our customers, I decided it would be useful to be able to check database connections like we can […]

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A Little Mobile Web App to Monitor XL Deploy Tasks

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Little Mobile Web App to Monitor XL Deploy Tasks

With XL Deploy you can automate your deployments, so you don’t even need to be around during the deployment itself.  Sometimes though, you might […]

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Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment – Expert Q&A

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment – Expert Q&A

On June 23rd, I participated in a Webinar on “Streamlining Deployments in a Websphere Environment”.  I discussed my experiences automating deployments in a primarily […]

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Extending WLS Plugin to Support t3s Connections to Admin Server

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Extending WLS Plugin to Support t3s Connections to Admin Server

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a client with a significant WebLogic installation.  This customer has specific security interests.  Part of their interest […]

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DevTestOps – The New Frontier of Testing Automation

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
DevTestOps – The New Frontier of Testing Automation

The next frontier for DevOps teams is to boldly expand their automated testing.  The success of agile development requires a robust set of unit […]

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How to Start One Release from another with XL Release

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
How to Start One Release from another with XL Release

XL Release is a great tool to orchestrate releases.  Sometimes we might want XL Release to orchestrate which releases we start.  If this sounds […]

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Securing XL Deploy Overthere SSH Hosts with SUDO

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Securing XL Deploy Overthere SSH Hosts with SUDO

At XebiaLabs we talk a lot about the value of our agent-less technology.  Some reasons why agents are not a good idea are as […]

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