Online: Using AWS, Terraform, and Ansible to Automate Splunk at Scale

Data Works MD
Data Works MD
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'Automate everything' is a key tenet of DevOps. Building a quality, automated infrastructure can be overwhelming and challenging, but with tools such as AWS, Terraform, and Ansible, one can build up a system that can both support the needs of the Sofware Engineers while maintaining the sanity of the DevOps Engineer.

Agenda
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12:00 PM -- Greetings
12:05 PM -- The DreamPort Splunk Project; How We Use AWS, Terraform, and Ansible to Automate Everything About a Splunk Cluster - Bill Cawthra

Location
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Zoom and YouTube Streaming
A link will be sent out prior to the event. Please note that Zoom is capped at 100, so if you do not get into the Zoom, you will be able to watch via YouTube.

Talks
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The DreamPort Splunk Project; How We Use AWS, Terraform, and Ansible to Automate Everything About a Splunk Cluster
At DreamPort, we use cloud platforms, infrastructure-as-code tooling, configuration tools, automation software, and container technologies to very quickly design, develop, and prototype projects. This particular talk focuses on the tools used to deploy and configure a Splunk cluster for a particular project we recently ran. We will cover the deployment, configuration, and orchestration of a large 16 node Splunk cluster using tools that are a core set to DreamPort's cloud infrastructure toolbox; AWS, Terraform, Ansible, and Docker.

It is recommended that attendees have a general understanding of AWS, Linux, Splunk, and Docker, and know about automation tools such as Terraform and Ansible.

Attendees will learn how to use AWS, Terraform, Ansible, and Docker to deploy a large Splunk cluster, how to use Ansible to orchestrate and manage the Splunk cluster, and how to use Ansible to orchestrate and manage the Splunk cluster.

Speaker
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Bill Cawthra
Bill Cawthra is a Principal Cloud Infrastructure Architect for CyberPoint, managing project-related cloud systems and platforms. He works primarily on the AWS platform, using various automation tools to rapidly deploy and manage infrastructure. Bill has over 18 years of experience in computers and technology, working in a range of fields, including construction, DoD, health care, and social media.