11/10 Meeting: How Puppet fits into your existing infrastructure

Date: November 10th, 2011
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: How Puppet fits into your existing infrastructure.
Presenter: Garrett Honeycutt

Discussing best practices with Puppet and technologies around configuration management such as software repositories, data storage, directory services, security, automated provisioning, and how to create disposable architecture.

Will also cover how to structure your version control system to deal with configuration management code and a simple methodology for deploying different revisions across different environments, such as Dev, QA, Staging, Prod, etc.

While this talk focuses on Puppet integration, most of the material is tool agnostic and will be applicable to other configuration management tools.

Garrett Honeycutt has been hacking *nix based systems and spreading the merits of open source software for over ten years. He began using Puppet in 2007 while building out a national carrier grade VoIP system, where he wrote many Puppet modules and acted as release engineer for Puppet code. Previously he has worked on such things as building core internet infrastructure for an ISP and creating mobile media distribution platforms. Currently he works as a Professional Services Engineer for Puppet Labs where he teaches, consults, and presents around the world.


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.