Operations

Operations

Join the presenters in this track to hear war stories and swap notes over the latest tools and approaches

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Location: Portland 255
Joshua Timberman (Opscode, Inc), James Casey (Opscode, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 31 ratings)
One of the most popular configuration and cloud management tools, Chef is a powerful platform for rapid provisioning and deployment of servers. Attend this tutorial to learn what benefits Chef can bring, how to get started and best use Chef to meet your needs. Read more.
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Location: E146
Vladimir Vuksan (Fastly)
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(3.33, 6 ratings)
Talk will focus on some of the challenges of monitoring a CDN infrastructure and approaches everyone can use to get better at monitoring their own infrastructure using Ganglia including identifying metrics to track, using monitoring for enhanced communication inside the company and better understanding of ones own infrastructure. Read more.
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Location: E146
Michael DeHaan (AnsibleWorks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Ansible is a radically simple data-driven configuration management, orchestration, and task management framework. It requires no agents on your remote machines, requires no bootstrapping, and works over SSH. Read more.
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Location: E146
Marcin Mazurek (Allegro Group)
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(3.90, 10 ratings)
The presentation will summarise the experiences of introducing Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) in e-commerce organisation (+1000 employees) that had a strong basis in waterfall project management and ITIL based operations. I would like to show what difficulties we have faced and how we are trying to overcome them. Read more.
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Location: E146
Jonathan Thurman (New Relic)
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(3.71, 17 ratings)
Puppet and Chef have grown to have their own conferences, but what about the other tools you use? Lets talk about some unsung tools of DevOps that you should be using to augment your existing toolset. Read more.
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Location: E146
Caskey Dickson (GOOGLE)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 17 ratings)
One of the simplest seeming problems is just keeping a daemon running. However, it turns out that keeping a long-lived service simply online can take more than you expect. There are a plethora of different tools for doing this, and each has their own unique failure modes and requirements. Come explore the pitfalls we've encountered and workarounds we use to keep a daemon running at all times. Read more.
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Location: E146
Dave Quigley (KEYW Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
SELinux is a mandatory access control mechanism for Linux systems found in several main stream distributions. All those fancy security terms may be scary but in truth with a little bit of knowledge its possible to find out WTF SELinux is saying to you. I'll provide an introduction to SELinux to help ordinary people understand basic SELinux concepts and deal with basic SELinux issues. Read more.
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Location: E146
Benjamin Kero (Mozilla Corporation), Daniel Maher (Mozilla)
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(3.50, 6 ratings)
Puppet is an immensely powerful tool, but it's not always obvious how to use Puppet correctly. I will explain guiding principles of responsible Puppet design and architecture, walk through real-life examples to illustrate solid approaches, and illuminate Puppeteers of all skill levels. As a bonus, I will demonstrate ho w to integrate into continuous integration platforms! Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Phil Dibowitz (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 11 ratings)
This talk looks at how Facebook has redesigned its configuration management system to handle a massive, dynamic, heterogeneous environment with a tiny team and open source software. We will look at the philosophy we use to manage our systems, the implementation of that philosophy, and how you can apply these ideas to any size server footprint, from a handful of servers to a global environment. Read more.
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Location: Portland 255
Solomon Hykes (dotCloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
Compared to KVM or Xen, LXC has very low overhead since it runs processes within a common host kernel, instead of emulating complete machines. LXC relies on kernel namespaces (providing isolation), and control groups (ensuring fair sharing of resources). We will detail their respective roles. We will also show how to use unioning filesystems for fast & lightweight provisioning of environments. Read more.
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Location: E146
Gustavo Franco (Google)
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(3.29, 7 ratings)
How the Go programming language can help you to build reliable, scalable and easier to maintain systems. Read more.
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Location: E146
Jason Cook (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
The performance of the network underlying our applications can have a dramatic effect on the experience of our users. This session will cover how to tune some of the interactions between TCP and your application to deliver solid performance over the public internet. Read more.
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Location: D137/138
Michael Stahnke (Puppet Labs)
How should an upstream project react when it discovers a security problem? Projects used by many distributions have lots of exposure when security bugs are identified. Since we can’t keep security events from happening, we need to be good at fixing them in a timely, responsible manner. This talk covers how to handle security events from disclosure to resolution as modeled by the Puppet project. Read more.
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Location: E145
Brendan Gregg (Netflix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
This talk is about systems performance for enterprise and cloud computing environments. This covers the performance of operating systems themselves, and the performance of applications from operating system context. This talk is intended for any open source operating system, especially the illumos and Linux kernels. Read more.

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