Provisioning and managing bare metal, VMs and cloud instances with Foreman

Sam Kottler

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Provisioning and managing bare metal,

VMs and cloud instances with Foreman

Note: This meeting is at 6:00pm NOT 6:30pm, and RSVP will open on Thursday July 25th at 4:30pm. 

Foreman is an open source tool to provision, configure and manage bare metal, VMs and cloud instances, through a Web GUI and RESTful API. Foreman also has deep integration with Puppet, an Open Source configuration management framework. When Puppet and Foreman are combined, one can manage any system from birth to decommissioning.

Foreman achieves this by interacting both with direct virtualization and cloud APIs, in addition to interacting with an included proxy application, called SmartProxy, that provides REST APIs to all services required during the provisioning process. These services include, DNS, DHCP, TFP, Kickstart, Puppet and the PuppetCA.

During this talk, Sam will overview Foreman's architecture and feature set, including enterprise friendly features like RBAC and delegation. He will also provide a demonstration, share the Foreman development roadmap and overview the state of the community, including how to get involved.

Afterwards:

Join us afterwards for drinks at McKenna's Pub where we'll continue the discussion over drinks. McKenna's is located at 250 W 14th St. Our reservation is for 8pm.

Links:
Foreman: http://theforeman.org/
Puppet: https://puppetlabs.com/puppet/puppet-open-source/

Bio: Sam Kottler works at Red Hat in the virtualization R&D group. His background is as systems engineer and developer with a strong focus in automation and configuration management. Sam has worked with some of the world's leading startups to build scalable infrastructure, including Digg.com, Venmo, and Acquia.

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  • Robert M.

    Hey everyone!

    The video for this talk is up on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koIF5dOHVbM&feature=youtu.be

    2 · October 1, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      It will be as soon as the penguins edit it to include themselves.

      October 1, 2013

  • Sasha

    can't make it, have to stay at office

    August 8, 2013

  • Ward G.

    Clear and reasonably concise.

    August 9, 2013

  • Stephen P.

    Great content, my only suggestion is to lead with the demo and get to any missed content after the demo. My guess is through the natural course of walking through Foreman, most of the PPT content would be covered.

    I was most impressed by the "limited edition" Sponge Bob Pirate Booty. It's amazing what little text ads can do for your kitchen.

    August 9, 2013

  • Jose B.

    Well done!. Sam did a good job focus the presentation in the main topics.

    August 9, 2013

  • Thomas K.

    good

    August 9, 2013

  • narendra

    excellent presentation by Sam , appreciate NYLUG for providing these kind of sessions

    August 9, 2013

  • James M.

    Great talk.
    Sam was entertaining, concise and practical.
    Foreman's a great tool.

    August 9, 2013

    • Robert M.

      Must start learning more!

      August 9, 2013

  • Robert Q.

    Very informative and very well delivered. I wish all meetup sigs where up to this level.

    August 9, 2013

  • Daniel C.

    I agree with James - Sam was a great speaker - I was a little nervous the talk would be above my head, but he put Foreman into clear simple, language that a novice like myself could understand, and he was very gracious with answering questions.

    August 9, 2013

  • Matthew B.

    Is it going to be streamed? I'm pretty sure we've done hangouts on air for these before... URL?

    August 8, 2013

    • Robert M.

      That's like saying the cat ate my homework! :P

      August 8, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      They did. The invisible entity paid both of yours to remove the webcam from your bag(s) earlier.

      August 9, 2013

  • rayshah

    I agree with Keith. Sam did a great job, with a live demonstration for much of the presentation, and only a few slides. Foreman looks like a great infrastructure management/deployment tool.

    August 9, 2013

  • keith o.

    Sam did a great presentation on The Foreman. He covered The 3 major topics focusing most on Bare and cloud provisioning. If anyone is interested I recommend checking out the video when it is up.

    August 8, 2013

  • Gregg C L.

    Acceptable.

    August 8, 2013

  • Alex D.

    Stuck! Can't make it

    August 8, 2013

  • Brian C.

    stuck at work, enjoy waitlister!

    August 8, 2013

  • Angus Vincent W.

    Schedule change

    August 8, 2013

  • Ben G.

    Sorry, sick. Next time.

    August 8, 2013

  • Mehboob A.

    Freeing up my spot.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • John Y.

    gosh, cant make it.

    August 8, 2013

  • John Y.

    gosh, cant make it.

    August 8, 2013

  • John Y.

    gosh, cant make it.

    August 8, 2013

  • John G.

    Should we have anything installed to follow, or not necessary?

    August 8, 2013

  • Alexander S.

    Something came up, hopefully someone can use my spot...

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So bummed I'm going to miss this. Sam is a great guy and so knowledgeable about Puppet and The Foreman (and many, many other things).

    August 8, 2013

    • Robert M.

      Don't worry; all meetings are filmed for YouTube.

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Business trip came up between getting on the wait-list and now...

    August 7, 2013

  • Alex

    Can someone with very little PC (but some basic knowledge of Cloud) attend? Or will I be lost in the language and presentation? I have ZERO coding/programming experience and I recently went to a Linux meetup through NYTM for the first time last week.

    August 2, 2013

    • Gregg C L.

      Which one was this?

      August 2, 2013

    • Brian G.

      I'd take a look at the links and explore the sites if you unsure. My sense is that this talk would be most useful to those with a background in system administration or Devops, but generally those with a mid-senior level technical background should be able to follow the concepts.

      August 2, 2013

  • rayshah

    Have not been for ages. Look forward to this!

    July 30, 2013

  • Alexander S.

    Thank you once again!

    July 26, 2013

  • Moshe B.

    sorry i'll be out otown

    July 25, 2013

  • Ilya

    definitely attending

    July 25, 2013

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