We hope you'll join us for the next Puppet User Group meeting.
We'll have a talk on Upgrading Puppet Agents with Less Magic (puppetlabs-puppet_agent (https://forge.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs/puppet_agent))
Upgrading the version of a Puppet agent can be simple: create a package resource with the desired version. However, that only works with a few package managers, and you have to find the package repositories hosting those packages. Then there’s Puppet 4; upgrading to Puppet 4 comes with a lot of changes. It can be daunting to find the changes necessary to ensure your agent will talk to your Puppet master after upgrading to Puppet 4.
The puppetlabs-puppet_agent module aims to address those problems and makes use of many new language features in Puppet 4 while doing so. This talk will walk through how it works.
Speaker Bio Michael Smith has been writing software in C++ for 10 years, with an obsession for avoiding preventable mistakes. He’s currently a Sr. Software Engineer on the Open Source Client team at Puppet Labs. https://github.com/MikaelSmith
* 6:00-6:30 Pizza & salad, including vegan & gluten free options
* 6:30-7:15 Upgrading Puppet Agents with Less Magic - Michael Smith, Puppet Labs
* 7:15-7:45 Discussion about challenges that you've experienced upgrading
* 7:45-8:15 Mingle & plan for the next meeting