[nSLUG] More info about the talk on Dec 2nd?

Baha Baydar bbaydar at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 12:23:33 AST 2013


Thanks Karl,

That does answer my questions. Now I just have to make sure I can make it
there.

Regards,


On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Karl Vollmer <vollmer at ampache.org> wrote:

> Ahh - yes didn't specifically state that, kept it nice a vague always
> scary sending to those giant mailing lists....
>
> It will be an "intro to the tools".  The skills/knowledge you should
> have to get the most out of the talk would be
>
> - Basic understanding of Certificates (those things you have to sign)
> - Basic understanding of any programming language (really just
> understanding of logical structure and maybe that "things have
> syntax")
> - How to use virtualbox / some other VM software
>
> My objective is to provide at least 2 vms (server/client) for download
> after the presentation with pre-setup environments and a few
> 'examples'... I haven't finished those yet so I'm not guaranteeing it.
> Command line experience would be good, but not required to at least
> get something out of the talk.
>
> Really I'm going to be focusing on how I've shifted from a "edit this
> config file" style of systems administration to a more programmatic
> approach to systems administration where a "coder" writes a logical
> definition which is applied to systems. This bring systems
> administration into the application development world where we have
> version control, bugs, dev,test,stage,prod envs etc etc etc.
>
> Puppet has been in place on ~300 physical linux boxes that I manage
> for N&S @ Dal for about three years, Foreman over the last year and a
> half or so.
>
> Does that answer your question(s)
>
> -Karl
>
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've started digging in to what both Puppet (http://puppetlabs.com/) and
> > Foreman (http://theforeman.org/) are about because I hadn't heard of
> either
> > one.
> >
> > I was mainly wondering if this was going to be an introduction to using
> > these tools, or aimed more at people who are already using them?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Baha
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Karl Vollmer <vollmer at ampache.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> What else do you want to know?
> >>
> >> On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Baha Baydar <bbaydar at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> > Now that we've established the list is working, and just deathly
> >> > quiet...
> >> >
> >> > I was wondering if there were further details about the talk scheduled
> >> > for
> >> > the next meeting on the 2nd?
> >> >
> >> > I got the following info from my fiancee at Dal:
> >> >
> >> >>Hello folks,
> >> >>
> >> >> Monday Dec 2nd I will be giving a talk the configuration management
> >> >> software Puppet in >conjunction with Foreman to manage 300+ linux
> >> >> machines
> >> >> with only one dedicated FTE. The talk >is geared towards people with
> a
> >> >> working knowledge of linux.
> >> >>
> >> >> The talk is organized by NSLUG, hosted by CS at Dal with refreshments
> >> >> (coffee/tea) provided by >Networks & Systems (ITS). It is located in
> >> >> Jacob
> >> >> Slonim conference room 4th floor of the CS >building. It starts
> >> >> promptly at
> >> >> 5:30pm next Monday, my talk will be about an hour.
> >> >>
> >> >> If you are unable to attend but are interested in the topic let me
> know
> >> >> and I can provide you with >my presentation after the event.
> >> >>
> >> >>-Karl Vollmer
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Baha Baydar                      http://www.hyperion.org
> >> > bbaydar at gmail.com           http://www.hal-con.com
> >> >
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Baha Baydar                      http://www.hyperion.org
bbaydar at gmail.com           http://www.hal-con.com
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