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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.

Requirements:
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.

Place:
Amazon
40 Pacifica
Irvine, CA 92656
Time:
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

One-day training – Santa Clara, CA

CFEngine 3: Automating System Administration

Designed for System Administrators and Architects, this class will present an in-depth overview of how to use CFEngine to automate and manage large-scale IT infrastructure.

Through a combination of theory, practical examples, and hands-on tutorial, our experienced trainer will demonstrate how CFEngine can be used for a wide range of common SysAdmin tasks.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is CFEngine?
  • The Theory Behind CFEngine
  • CFEngine DSL and components
  • Quick Start Installation
  • Policy distribution
  • Best-practice policy structure
  • Large-scale policy deployment
  • Application deployment
  • Local User Management
  • Process & Service management
  • Editing File Content
  • Remote execution
  • Reporting and Monitoring
  • System hardening
  • One-day training – Boston, MA

    CFEngine 3: Automating System Administration

    Designed for System Administrators and Architects, this class will present an in-depth overview of how to use CFEngine to automate and manage large-scale IT infrastructure.

    Through a combination of theory, practical examples, and hands-on tutorial, our experienced trainer will demonstrate how CFEngine can be used for a wide range of common SysAdmin tasks.

    Topics to be covered:

  • What is CFEngine?
  • The Theory Behind CFEngine
  • CFEngine DSL and components
  • Quick Start Installation
  • Policy distribution
  • Best-practice policy structure
  • Large-scale policy deployment
  • Application deployment
  • Local User Management
  • Process & Service management
  • Editing File Content
  • Remote execution
  • Reporting and Monitoring
  • System hardening
  • One-day training – San Francisco, CA

    CFEngine 3: Automating System Administration

    Designed for System Administrators and Architects, this class will present an in-depth overview of how to use CFEngine to automate and manage large-scale IT infrastructure.

    Through a combination of theory, practical examples, and hands-on tutorial, our experienced trainer will demonstrate how CFEngine can be used for a wide range of common SysAdmin tasks.

    Topics to be covered:

  • What is CFEngine?
  • The Theory Behind CFEngine
  • CFEngine DSL and components
  • Quick Start Installation
  • Policy distribution
  • Best-practice policy structure
  • Large-scale policy deployment
  • Application deployment
  • Local User Management
  • Process & Service management
  • Editing File Content
  • Remote execution
  • Reporting and Monitoring
  • System hardening
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    CFEngine 3: Automating System Administration

    Designed for System Administrators and Architects, this class will present an in-depth overview of how to use CFEngine to automate and manage large-scale IT infrastructure.

    Through a combination of theory, practical examples, and hands-on tutorial, our experienced trainer will demonstrate how CFEngine can be used for a wide range of common SysAdmin tasks.

    Topics to be covered:

  • What is CFEngine?
  • The Theory Behind CFEngine
  • CFEngine DSL and components
  • Quick Start Installation
  • Policy distribution
  • Best-practice policy structure
  • Large-scale policy deployment
  • Application deployment
  • Local User Management
  • Process & Service management
  • Editing File Content
  • Remote execution
  • Reporting and Monitoring
  • System hardening