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CFEngine 3: Automating System Administration (1-Day Training) - Houston, TX
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Designed for System Administrators and Architects, this class will present an in-depth overview of how to use CFEngine 3 to automate and manage large-scale IT infrastructure.
Through a combination of theory, practical examples, and hands-on tutorial, our experienced trainer will demonstrate how CFEngine 3 can be used for a wide range of common SysAdmin tasks.
To make the most of the session, the day's topics will be customized to the attendees' interests. Among the subjects that can be covered:
- What is CFEngine?
- Differences in Version 3
- The Theory Behind CFEngine
- Quick Start Installation
- CFEngine Language
- How To “Think” CFEngine
- Client Server Operations
- Application and Package Management
- Editing File Content
- Reporting and Monitoring
- Other Topics suggested by Attendees
Due to limited time, not all of these topics will be covered in this class. Upon registration, attendees will receive a pre-class survey to gauge their individual interests and skill levels.
Experience: This course is designed for CFEngine Beginners and Novices
All students will be required to bring the following:
- A laptop with at least 1 Linux VM instance installed (2 instances preferred)
- Linux VM Instances should be running CentOS 5
- Do not Install CFEgine on the instance(s), we will do this during class.
Group Discounts are available -- click "Contact the Host" button to inquire.
When & Where
CFEngine is the industry leader in automation of large-scale, software defined IT-infrastructure.
CFEngine helps IT organizations improve productivity in times of growing demands and constrained resources. With CFEngine IT organizations provision new services 10x faster, while providing continuous availability and security compliance. Known for its ability to handle scale and complexity, CFEngine enables even the largest organizations in the world to become more agile. CFEngine has users in more than 100 countries, including many of the world’s largest financial organizations, as well as companies like IBM, eBay, Cisco, Qualcomm, AMD, US Navy, US Energy Department, NASA AT&T, Chevron and Linkedin.
CFEngine is estimated to run on more than 10 million servers worldwide, executing billions of configuration checks every hour and automatically fixing thousands of system drifts that otherwise would have destabilized the infrastructure and required manual correction.