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Wednesday, September 24 • 11:10am - 11:50am
Node Classifier Fundamentals - Dan Lidral-Porter, Puppet Labs

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When you're first using Puppet with just a few nodes, declaring the nodes' functionality right in the manifest works fine.

But as you grow your Puppet deployment, you realize that this doesn't scale, especially in virtual environments where you don't even know about all your nodes when you're writing your manifest.

The Node Classifier helps you build a transparent, scalable, and intuitive process for managing your nodes based on their capabilities, not just their identities.

Come to this talk to learn about the Node Classifier's inheritance-based system for node classification. We'll cover:

  1. The basic concepts of the classification system.

  2. Setting up a classification hierarchy from scratch.

  3. Using the Node Classifier to support common tasks and workflows.

  4. Tips and tricks for developing your classifications, and for when things go awry.


Speakers
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Dan Lidral-Porter

Sotfware Engineer, Puppet Labs
Dan is an engineer at Puppet Labs, where he is one of the primary developers of the Node Classifier. He loves immutability, forever. In his free time he can be found growing plants using microcontrollers and looking up at night in dark places.


Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:10am - 11:50am
Salon 4-6 Lower B2