Configuration Management Panel

Accepted Session
Long form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 1:45 – 3:30pm in Fremont


Configuration management tools are finally coming into their own. Powerful, automated infrastructure management is now available in a wide variety of open source tools. Tools written in different languages, using varying operational methodologies and embracing differing philosophies. Come meet some of the creators and maintainers of these cutting edge tools like cfengine, Puppet, AutomateIT, Chef, and bcfg2 and quiz them in the why and hows of their tools and the philosophies behind them.


A panel discussing the landscape and evolution of open source configuration management tools like cfengine, Puppet, AutomateIT, Chef and bcfg2.

Tentative panel members are:

- Luke Kanies from Reductive Labs for Puppet
- Brendan Strejcek of Cfengine
- Adam Jacob from Opscode for Chef
- Narayan Desai of bcfg2
- Igal Koshevoy of AutomateIt

Engage with the creators and maintainers of these tools. Understand how they’ve chosen to develop their tools and why. Explore the operational models, methodologies and philosophies behind their approach to managing infrastructure.

Come and learn from the combined expertise of some of the best minds in the system administration and development communities. This promises to a lively and informative discussion about the cutting-edge of systems administration and infrastructure management tools and techniques.

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