A tale of disaster recovery (Cfengine everyday, practices and tools)

A session at FOSDEM 2011

Sunday 6th February, 2011

9:00am to 9:45am (WET)

After a brief presentation of configuration management (CM) basics, we'll start with an ill-fated tale from the recent past about disaster recovery (also known as a case study, if you must): how our CM saved us, how it didn't, and what could have been done better. This could lead to a discussion about best practices around beers after the session.

We use Cfengine 3, and will introduce the software, overview the main differences with other open source CM tools before explaining why we like this choice. But Cfengine is not all: what enables us to manage our configuration completely are the practices and tools we've built around it. We will describe these in detail, probably offering a live demo (if Murphy permits).

About the speakers

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Jonathan Clarke

Co-founder @Normation, lead @RudderProject, open source mission-critical IT automation #FLOSS. Organiser @devopsREX in Paris. {drinks,brews} real ale.

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Nicolas Charles

@Normation co-founder and @RudderProject developer. Curious about science and IT, and I love to dance. bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am9:45am WET

Date Sun 6th February 2011

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