Juju Works Like a Charm

  • June 28, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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You know what I’ve always dreamed of having? It would be a very sophisticated monkey butler – preferably one with a British accent. My helper monkey would handle all of my boring tasks like laundry, vacuuming, buying the groceries, and would chauffer me around town in a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III. Unfortunately, my HOA management frowns upon a dookie-wielding, leash-less simian that has a tendency to bite when smiled at.

But I digress. My point is that I don’t want to do these chores.  I want them automatically done by someone else.  In terms of deploying services, IT would also love to have a way to automate the mundane manual tasks in their data center. Enter juju. Juju is a sysadmin’s helper monkey.

Juju captures the intelligence of installing, configuring, and managing services that you are deploying. An author can write a juju “charm” that includes this expertise and automates things like deploying a Ceph storage cluster or standing up an OpenStack-based cloud. A charm is available to anyone and can include best practices for the deployment of a specific service.

I should probably backup and mention that juju is a feature in Ubuntu (since 11.10). We are very lucky to have a presenter who is a juju expert - Clint Byrum, the “WebOps Ninja” from Canonical Ltd. Attend this Meetup to learn more about the Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure charms needed to deploy OpenStack.


This event will be catered by Border Grill.  An assortment of Mexican beers, and sodas will be available.  I want to give a special thanks to Coloft for providing an excellent venue in west Santa Monica.


IMPORTANT: Parking in the Coloft parking lot is not permitted – punishable by tow. However, there is street parking available and it’s free because the meters are not active after 6PM.

There is also a parking lot nearby that has a $3 flat rate after 6PM.


7:00PM – Food, drink, chatting

7:30 – Welcome

7:35 – Clint Byrum, Canonical Ltd.
• OpenStack brings commodity utility computing at scale.
• Juju encourages collaboration on the hard parts of utility computing.
• Good Ops people are hard to find. Clone them with Juju!

8:05 – Session is complete - more mingling






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  • Matti S

    Good group. Great people. Thank You!

    June 29, 2012

  • Paul E.

    Good topic and the presentation was easy to understand.

    June 29, 2012

  • Jordan S.

    Clint gave a great introduction to JuJu including a demo using some charms he had developed. He also received some interesting questions from the OpenStackLA audience.

    June 29, 2012

  • Brent S.

    No fee. Every month, Coloft offers four Meetups an opportunity to use their facility free of charge.

    June 17, 2012

  • Henry

    any fee for the coloft?

    June 16, 2012

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