NixOps is a tool for deploying to NixOS machines in a network or cloud. (by NixOS)

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  • 20 Years of Nix
    10 projects | | 18 Mar 2023
    As far as I know, it’s still about [0]. I’ve had a better experience with deploy-rs though [1] - or even just using nixos-rebuild to target the remote machine.

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  • Will we move away from DSLs?
    3 projects | /r/devops | 29 Apr 2022
    For example Nix can already replace ansible, packer, cloudformation[1], dockerfiles.
  • NixOS History and Our Experience - Nix, Null, Nada, Nothing
    8 projects | /r/NixOS | 26 Jan 2022
    Nix can also ship the nixpkgs as an oci image (e.g. docker image), vm image, iso, or if you're able to: as a nixos configuration. Tools like nixops can allow you to deploy many machines and have their behavior exactly specified, and the configuration can be version controlled. NixOS configuration can be thought of as congruent configuration management, where many other tools give you many less guarantees about configuration drift and reproducibility.
  • The best solution for deploying flakes
    5 projects | /r/NixOS | 30 Nov 2021
    There are 4 tools I'm taking into consideration right now, but every suggestion is welcome: 1. deploy-rs - I don't know anything about it, heard about it like a day or two ago 2. NixOps - the official one, I don't know what to think, but I have concerns about Flakes compatibility 3. morph - I understand this as "NixOps, but better", no more toughs. 4. colmena - seems to be pretty straightforward with quite nice docs
  • Spectrum OS: a declarative, reproducible, compartmentalized Linux
    7 projects | | 14 Sep 2021
    I'm still relatively new to NixOS, having switched all my personal systems over to it this spring/summer. I don't have a detailed answer to your question, but I believe NixOPs is the canonical way to do what you're describing in production/at scale:

  • Tool for managing multiple machines of a distributed system?
    1 project | /r/linux | 11 Aug 2021
    Nixops is specifically made for purposes like yours.
  • NixOS 21.05 Released!
    8 projects | /r/linux | 2 Jun 2021
    Well, everyone of course! But especially devops, developers, power-users, and ricer folks. Due to the declarative and purity aspect of nixpkgs, all builds and configurations can be version controlled, cached and shared. NixOS can easily be extended to produce docker images, vm images, or even distributed deployments. You can also write reproducible multi-node integration tests. Tinkerers! Love playing around with the latest desktop manager or modifying builds? Nixpkgs allows you to modify any package you wish to, locally! Nixpkgs is actually a source distribution but its guarantees around purity and reproducibility are so strong that you can get a binary cache "for free".
  • Backblaze Is Now a Terraform Provider
    3 projects | | 11 Mar 2021
    You could use NixOps[0] for Nix but I'm not sure you can directly compare Terraform and Guix/Nix? My set up involves Terraform for infrastructure and Nix for provisioning, and it's working for me so far.


  • Benefits/disadvantages of Guix System in general and over NixOS?
    5 projects | /r/GUIX | 10 Feb 2021
    I'll have to read more about NixOps though, I had kind of forgotten that it existed!
  • NixOS Linux
    7 projects | | 10 Jan 2021
    Kind of off topic, but I would love to have NixOps ( as an abstraction layer for every type of cloud service, and not just virtual machines (e.g. queues, object storages, etc).

    There is Terraform and Ansible, of course, but Nix seems like it could combine the strengths of both of them.

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