Upcoming Events

CFEngine Office Hour, at 11am EST

Meet with CFEngine folks, bring your questions

A few members of the previous CFEngine champions are starting a “CFEngine Office Hour” to assist with any automation questions you may have.

Instead of lecturing about how we’ve used CFEngine, the focus of this office hour is dedicated to helping you!

  • Have you ever had a question that you wanted to ask, but didn’t want to blast it out on the mailing list because its too public?
  • Would you like for someone to take a look at one of your policies and maybe suggest improvements?
  • Have a question about how to approach an automation problem?
  • The idea behind the office hour is that we want to help other folks in the community bootstrap their environment.

    Getting over that initial learning curve can be quite a challenge. Having a video conference with a person whom you can ask questions of, and can interact with directly can make this process a lot easier.

    Even if you’ve been using CFEnigne for a few years, feel free to drop in. Maybe you can learn a thing or two by looking at policy examples.

    If you haven’t joined the #cfengine channel, we’re on irc.freenode.net. Feel free to drop by and ask questions there as well, there are typically a few of us around.

    Join us on Friday here:

    Mike Svoboda

    Meet our very own Nick Anderson #vBrownBag DevOps Series

    DevOps and configuration management

    Starting on October 1st and going through at least January, the ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag podcast will bring you a series designed to prepare and strengthen your DevOps knowledge and skill set.

    Configuration Management: CFEngine with Nick Anderson

    Automating System Administration with CFEngine 3

    CFEngine Hands-on training in Los Angles

    Brian Bennett, Vertical Sysadmin, Inc., authorized CFEngine trainer

    Who should attend this course:
    Anyone with at least a basic knowledge of system administration interested in increasing operational efficiency and sysadmin happiness.

    What you will take back to work:
    A thorough grounding in automating system administration using CFEngine 3 and the ability to implement configuration policies on your systems. You will be able to automatedly handle and control files, processes, packages, and commands, all resulting in Correct and Known Configuration on your servers. You will know how to set up CFEngine client-server, so that you can use it at scale.

    Attendees are expected to be familiar with command-line Linux/UNIX utilities and basic system administration tasks (installation software, setting up networking, etc). Each attendee will be asked to bring a laptop with two VMs installed that can talk to each other (one VM should be able to SSH into the other) for the client-server configuration exercise.

    40 Pacifica
    Irvine, CA 92656
    Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM –
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PST)

    Note: We have sufficient registrations and this course is guaranteed to run.

    Click here to learn more and register