Virtualization - VMware, VirtualBox
This was a natural step right from the beginning of our server solutions venture. The easiest way to deploy Easy Redmine is in our provided virtual machines preconfigured for optimal performance. VMware and VirtualBox compatible machines are provided without extra charge. For a minor fee, we can also provide a Hyper-V machine.
We also released a couple of free versions of VM for the Redmine community, one with clean Redmine, the other with Redmine + our own free plugins (Easy Gantt, Easy WBS).
Dockerization – Docker
Docker offers a flexible and efficient option for deploying Easy Redmine. By leveraging Docker's containerization technology, we can package our applications and their dependencies into standardized containers.
These containers can then be deployed on various environments, ensuring consistency across development, testing, and production stages.
Docker's portability, scalability, and isolation capabilities make it a reliable choice for streamlining the software deployment process.
Our most used tool to date. When you opt to install Easy Redmine directly on the server, this tool makes it a lot easier. You only run a single command and then follow a wizard. No longer do you need to manually run installations, migrations, rake tasks, gem updates, etc. Redmine installer does it automatically, minimizing the chance of an error.
Redmine installer is also an integral part of our VMs, where you can use it for regular updates.
More info here.
Easy server requirements check
Easy Redmine is dependent on various systems, which is quite normal in this era of integrated technology. To keep the dependencies in order, we have devised a very simple tool that checks the important components on the server. The admin just runs a simple command to find the status of each requirement. This information is important for admin before installation or update, but also for our support staff, who will give you a more informed response to possible issues.
More info here.
Manuals and guidelines
To keep all parts of the server environment in perfect sync requires tons of experience and continuous learning about new technologies. For the most crucial configurations and components related to Easy Redmine, we have published instruction manuals and guidelines that assist admins in regular server maintenance.
These include – installation manuals, ruby updating, server configurations, useful commands or common server errors, and more.