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Config Management Camp 2015 schedule

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Monday 2nd February 2015

  • Opening and Welcome

    by Kris Buytaert

    At 10:00am to 10:20am, Monday 2nd February

    In D.Audi Main Track, University College Ghent

  • Beyond Configuration Management

    by Mitchell Hashimoto

    In early 2011, organizations began to push the boundaries of
    configuration management. As we moved toward immutable and ephemeral
    infrastructure, features like service discovery and provisioning
    quickly became more present than rendering templates and installing
    packages. But did we get lost along the way?

    Not only has the responsibility of configuration management tooling
    grown to enormous complexity, but the core foundations of many of
    these frameworks have fallen by the wayside in the process. By so
    doing, we have reduced the granularity of operations, increased the
    complexity curve, and made technical decisions based on the
    capabilities of our tooling instead of the benefit of our customers.

    At 10:20am to 11:00am, Monday 2nd February

    In D.Audi Main Track, University College Ghent

  • Break

    At 11:00am to 11:20am, Monday 2nd February

    In Foyer, University College Ghent

  • BOSH, configuring services, not systems

    by Andrew Clay Shafer

    The emergence of configuration management supported by improved tooling has been an awesome force to behold and be part of over the last decade, but configuration as a node level primitive was never enough. As a consequence, all manner of scripts and orchestration tools are required to translate from node level configurations to meaningful deployments and other ongoing operational considerations. This presentation will show making services the first level primitive, integrating per node configuration capabilities with declarative multi-node service definitions, can help solve some of the most common problems. BOSH was originally developed as a deployment tool for Cloud Foundry’s Elastic Runtime, but is also a general purpose configuration solution. BOSH powers Pivotal’s production Cloud Foundry deployment supporting thousands of applications, and a growing number of deployments of Kubernetes, Cassandra, MySQL, RabbitMQ and many other popular services.

    At 11:20am to 12:00pm, Monday 2nd February

    In D.Audi Main Track, University College Ghent

  • PANEL: Next steps in Configuration Management

    by Luke Kanies, Thomas S Hatch, Mark Phillips, John Keiser and patrickdebois

    At 12:00pm to 12:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In D.Audi Main Track, University College Ghent

  • Lunch

    At 12:40pm to 2:00pm, Monday 2nd February

    In Foyer, University College Ghent

  • Applying software engineering to configuration management

    by Bart Vanbrabant

    Configuration management tools are an important enabler for infrastructure as code. However, the code base of configuration models can become large and complex, especially for cloud-based deployments. As a consequence it is not straightforward and error-prone to manage and evolve these large code bases, and to reuse code.
    We present and demonstrate Impera: a tool designed for integrated configuration management of large-scale infrastructures. It tackles the increasing complexity by applying the following software engineering principles:
    - object orientation for modelling the configuration,
    - component-based software development to make configuration models modular and reusable,
    - refinement to build up new abstractions in the configuration model and to encapsulate complexity and heterogeneity in reusable components.
    The development of impera started in 2010 and has been validated in multiple enterprise- and cloud-based infrastructure case studies, including hybrid cloud deployment.

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.019 Misc Track, University College Ghent

    Coverage slide deck

  • Automate almost anything with Ansible

    by Jorge Costa

    Jorge will take us through a detailed session on how to automate almost anything, covering a wide array of topics: Ansible, git, continuous delivery, pipelines, and infrastructure as code.

    At 2:00pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In C.0.54 Ansible Track, University College Ghent

  • Chef Ask Me Anything (AMA)

    • What is an LWRP?
    • Should I use ChefDK or Knife?
    • What are the differences between nodes, clients, and users?
    • How are those .pem files used?

    Ask these and any other questions you may have about Chef during this Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Ask our panel of experts any question you have about Chef. No question is off limits, everyone may answer. This is a great way to get the day started in the Chef community room.

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.4.039 Chef Track, University College Ghent

  • Future of Puppet

    by Luke Kanies

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.Con Puppet Track, University College Ghent

  • Getting Started with Juju

    by Charles Butler

    This session is designed for people who are interested in service orchestration but have little or no experience with juju. We will discuss Juju's core concepts, installation, configuration, and deploy services with Juju.

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.036 Juju Track, University College Ghent

  • Managing the Content Lifecycle with Katello

    by Stephen

    Katello brings content management capabilities to Foreman -- whether
    RPM packages, Docker images, or Puppet modules. Come learn how Katello can help you manage the lifecycle of your content from the development phase, through testing, to production.

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.4.042 Foreman Track, University College Ghent

    Coverage link

  • PANEL: Provisioning cloud infrastructure as code

    by Mitchell Hashimoto, Gareth Rushgrove and John Keiser

    Painless provisioning software is a surprisingly new thing in our toolkit.

    This session will feature demos of creating and managing cloud
    infrastructure using Chef Provisioner, Puppet and Terraform. We’ll
    follow the demos with a panel discussion of why code is the future of
    infrastructure management, and talk about some of the challenges of
    doing this today. The panel will feature people working to build these
    tools at Hashicorp, Puppet, Chef and more.

    We'll hopefully touch on multi-cloud abstractions and where they break
    down, transactional HTTP apis, rate limiting, optimisation for first
    setup vs management over time, tool specific vs cloud vendor specific
    user interfaces and other interesting topics.

    The talk should be useful for anyone managing infrastructure in their
    day job as well as anyone building tools or providing an
    infrastructure as a service platform.

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In D.Audi Main Track, University College Ghent

  • Rudder 3.0 and beyond

    by Jonathan Clarke and Nicolas Charles

    Rudder 3.0 was released in January 2015. This talk will bring attendees up to date on recent evolutions in Rudder and show off some of the latest and greatest features like the new compliance dashboard and graphs, redesigned web interface, built-in Technique editor (that automatically builds CFEngine code), basic command line interface, ...
    We will then discuss ideas for future features. Last but not least, we should have some time to dig deeper into any parts of Rudder attendees want to know more about - examples could include reporting, ncf, OS support, CFEngine integration, ...

    At 2:00pm to 2:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.037 Rudder / CfEngine Track, University College Ghent

  • SaltStack for DevOps and Configuration Management - A tutorial

    by Thomas S Hatch and David Boucha

    This SaltStack tutorial will provide an overview of the SaltStack systems management platform and a deeper introduction to SaltStack configuration management functionality and is appropriate for people who are new to SaltStack as well as people who want to learn how to use the latest SaltStack configuration management capabilities.

    Attendees will learn how to use SaltStack to build out complex application stacks and to automate DevOps functions such as application self-healing, continuous code deployment, server security remediation and hardening, real-time configuration data monitoring and auditing.

    This tutorial will also cover the latest configuration management capabilities delivered in SaltStack releases 2014.7 and 2014.1. These new features include configuration languages that can be declarative or imperative, the listen and pre-requisite functions, runtime manipulator, onchanges and onfail requisites, additional fileserver backend support, and more.

    At 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.039 Salt Track, University College Ghent

  • CFEngine releases, how do they happen?

    Learn how bug fixes, optimizations and features are scheduled for releases. Also a sneak peek at upcoming developments for CFEngine 3.7, and some time for discussion.

    At 2:40pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.037 Rudder / CfEngine Track, University College Ghent

  • Community cookbooks

    by Zac Stevens

    The community site was one of the ideas I loved when I first started
    to use Chef, and I believed that community cookbooks should be an
    asset to every user of Chef.

    Unfortunately, they're not. The situation doesn't seem to be getting
    any better either, and I've reluctantly joined the "avoid using
    community cookbooks" camp.

    This talk will explore:

    • why community cookbooks are a good idea in theory
    • why community cookbooks are a bad idea in practice
    • what we can do to improve the situation (instead of giving up on it)

    At 2:40pm to 3:00pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.4.039 Chef Track, University College Ghent

  • Deploying CoreOS with foreman

    by Nils Domrose

    While foreman already provides the ability to manage docker containers, CoreOS is getting more and more momentum as a solid minimal OS for hosting docker Containers. This talk is about how to deploy your CoreOS cluster using foreman, either on bare metal or on virtual infrastructure. You will learn how to deploy CoreOS with dynamic cloud-configs using older versions of the foreman, we will introduce and demo a patch for dedicated CoreOS Operating System Support and talk a bit about how fast we have been able to build a working POC.

    At 2:40pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.4.042 Foreman Track, University College Ghent

  • Managing Applications with Puppet

    by David Lutterkort

    Puppet's approach to configuration management rests firmly on modeling the
    desired state of infrastructure and expressing dependencies between
    elements of that state. While this approach has been extremely successful
    in expressing the configuration of individual nodes, so far, Puppet has
    lacked a facility for describing the configuration and relationships
    between multiple interdependent nodes, a crucial ingredient for describing
    entire applications.

    In this talk, we propose some extensions to Puppet's DSL that make it
    possible to express such cross-node dependencies. In addition, we show how
    these extensions can be used to model applications and their components,
    separating modeling applications from deploying them so that module writers
    can describe applications with enough flexibility for module users to
    deploy them in varying sizes on different topologies. We show how the
    application model allows us to perform consistency checks, eliminating
    certain types of user error, and forms the basis for asking interesting
    questions about applications and their use.

    We show how these mechanisms can be used to express fundamental cross-node
    patterns such as connecting multiple web servers to the same database, or
    connecting a load balancer to multiple web servers.

    At 2:40pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.Con Puppet Track, University College Ghent

  • Managing Containers at Scale with CoreOS and Kubernetes

    by Kelsey Hightower

    Linux containers provide the ability to reliably deploy 1000s of application instances in seconds, but how do we manage it all? The answer is CoreOS and Kubernetes. This talk will help attendees wrap their minds around complex topics such as distributed configuration management, service discovery, and application scheduling at scale.

    At 2:40pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In D.Audi Main Track, University College Ghent

  • NixOS: Your next favorite server OS

    by Wout Mertens

    We will be giving an overview of NixOS, the truly stateless Linux distribution, and Nix, its functional lazily-evaluated package description language. We'll also cover NixOps, which maintains declarative clusters of NixOS systems on cloud providers.

    Through live examples we'll see instant deployment and instant rollback in action and we'll encourage audience participation in choosing configuration setups.

    At 2:40pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.019 Misc Track, University College Ghent

  • Writing Charms

    by Charles Butler

    This session covers the ins and outs of charm writing, which are used by Juju to deploy and orchestrate services. This session is for developers interested in getting started with Juju, some previous experience with Juju is recommended.

    This session is language agnostic, like charms, examples will be provided in most languages including: bash, python, puppet, docker, ansible, node.js

    At 2:40pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.036 Juju Track, University College Ghent

  • Introduction to Chef Browser

    by Marta Paciorkowska

    Chef Browser is an open-source project that allows you to easily browse through Chef data in a user-friendly format using your favorite browser. Chef-browser allows you to list (and search through) nodes, environments, roles and data bags (and items) as well as view their details: basic information plus pre-formatted JSON data. Shorten the time necessary to access often used information with saved searches.

    This talk will introduce you to the project and provide a demo of Chef Browser.

    At 3:00pm to 3:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.4.039 Chef Track, University College Ghent

  • Break

    At 3:20pm to 3:40pm, Monday 2nd February

    In Foyer, University College Ghent

  • Ansible for simple AWS

    by Mark Phillips

    Managing AWS resources can start to get a bit complicated. This short talk intends to show how AWS can be coupled up with Ansible Tower for a simple, pleasant, cloudy experience.

    At 3:40pm to 4:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In C.0.54 Ansible Track, University College Ghent

  • Configuration Management vs Images

    by Spencer Krum

    When it comes to systems and applications deployment, there are largely two schools of thought. Some like to use configuration management tools and others like to use some form of golden image. In this talk we'll look at both approaches, the differences, the commonalities, and why this debate can get so heated.

    While I won't pretend to put one approach over the other, I will point out several ways the two camps can learn from each other and maybe even collaborate.

    At 3:40pm to 4:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.019 Misc Track, University College Ghent

  • Lets chat and hack!

    by Charles Butler

    This is an open session where we will be answering questions, helping you get started with Juju, charming, and anything else Juju related. This is a relaxed, non-structured, Q&A driven session.

    At 3:40pm to 4:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.036 Juju Track, University College Ghent

  • Modern Module Development

    by morgan

    With the ever-increasing availability of good open source modules, puppet development within an organization can transition to the building of roles and profiles to glue together the modules developed externally, and patches or pull requests to update the modules to meet your needs. However, it is still sometimes necessary to create a module from scratch, and there are different considerations when the module is going to be shared publicly than when developing modules strictly for internal use. If the module is going to be used by people outside your organization you need to consider flexibility, appropriate scoping, and ease of use of the module. This talk will address finding and evaluating existing modules, module development with open sourcing in mind, and effective use of roles and profiles.

    At 3:40pm to 4:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.Con Puppet Track, University College Ghent

  • ncf, hands on from CLI to... a new GUI!

    by Matthieu CERDA and Vincent Membré

    CFEngine is a complex tool to use. This is why we created ncf framework, to give the expert sysadmin the tools necessary to use the full power of CFEngine without having to know every language subtility, also giving him the possibility to ease the life of his less knowledgeable colleagues by passing those generic methods to be used by the ncf builder web interface to easily and efficiently deploy their configuration rules.
    During this talk, we will follow the story of a generic method, from creation to usage in a "Technique" with ncf builder.

    At 3:40pm to 4:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.3.037 Rudder / CfEngine Track, University College Ghent

  • Networking features in Foreman 1.7+

    by Ares

    "In this presentation I'd like to cover new networking features of Foreman 1.7 including new interface types (Bond, VLAN, Alias), new options for them and for IP management, ways to deploy this configuration during provisioning and keeping it up to date. Also I'd like to show how we parse facts to get most networking information populated in Foreman automatically.

    I'd also like to show changes that are already part of next version of Foreman, namely new UI interface, separation of primary and provisioning network and association between NICs and compute resource NICs."

    At 3:40pm to 4:20pm, Monday 2nd February

    In B.4.042 Foreman Track, University College Ghent