When: Tue September 09, 2008 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Speaker: Eric Eisenhart
Location: O'Reilly Media
Still using ssh in a for loop to manage server clusters? Rewriting the entire hard drive of hundreds of workstations just to tweak one setting? Managing your systems by hand? Having trouble keeping up with all the changes to all the systems? Maybe it’s time to try something new.
Puppet is a system for automating system administration tasks. Puppet is also a declarative language for expressing system configuration, a client and server for distributing it, and a library for realizing the configuration.
Huh? In other words, you edit files in a nice readable language and magically the right things change in the right order on all the right systems. It’s like your systems configure themselves.