10177: Introduction to Automating Linux System Administration using Cfengine 3

Monday, March 12, 2012: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
International Ballroom E (Omni Hotel CNN Center)
Speaker: Aleksey Tsalolikhin(Vertical Sysadmin, Inc.)
  • CFEngine Overview (406.6 kB)
  • Modern system administration automates configuration management using state of the art tools, making system administration faster and more efficient, as well as more consistent.This presentation is an introduction to CFEngine, the open source server configuration management tool with the longest track record, a large user base, and cutting edge features.

    Topics to be discussed will include an overview of of the following CFEngine 3 capabilities:

    * Moving from ad hoc administration to automation
    * Convergence to desired state (self-healing)
    * The Promise model - promises as documentation of intention
    * Example configurations and demos

    Tracks: Linux Systems Management
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