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Wednesday, September 24 • 3:10pm - 3:50pm
Puppet for Everybody! - Federated and Hierarchical Puppet Enterprise - Chris Bowles, University of Texas at Austin

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A brief overview of how Puppet Enterprise is being used in the ITS organization at the University of Texas at Austin to provide a federated but seamless hierarchical configuration management workspace. Our deployment allows multiple stakeholders to work together in a framework that safely applies configurations at the correct scope, while automatically applying broader configurations via inheritance and Console/Hiera linkages.

By taking advantage of Puppet Enterprise as a shared toolchain, we tap into the power of the DevOps movement: Development and Operational staff work hand-in-glove in the same workspace, but at different layers of the stack, allowing for innovation within a safe framework. At the same time, our hierarchical model ensures the security, standardization, and stability of our systems through inheritance of shared variables and classes; federation of module development through module path additions from diverse source trees; and dynamic environments.


Chris Bowles

Senior Systems Administrator, The University of Texas at Austin, ITS
Chris Bowles has been in the computer biz since the days of OS/2 and micro channel architecture. His guiding principal is to empower the right people to do the right thing in the right (safe) environment and Puppet has been the perfect tool to make that happen. Chris spearheads a... Read More →

Wednesday September 24, 2014 3:10pm - 3:50pm
Golden Gate B B2

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