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

@Normation CTO and open source believer. All things LDAP, CFEngine and of course @RudderProject. Also, I live in and love Paris and travel a lot.

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Nicolas Charles

@Normation CEO and @RudderProject developer. Scala dev, #CFEngine Community Champion, and curious about science and IT bio from Twitter

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FOSDEM 2011

Belgium Belgium, Brussels

5th6th February 2011

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Time 9:00am9:45am WET

Date Sun 6th February 2011

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