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Monitoring an infrastructure is still one of the most complex tasks at hand. Yet in this age of Infrastructure as Code a lot of people are still stuck using tools that haven't adapted. This talk will explain you how to look at monitoring your infrastructure from another angle, where you can benefit from using Puppet to deploy and provision your monitoring platforms. This talk will explain you which monitoring tools are suitable for monitoring at scale and Puppet driven provisioning and which ones will only make your life harder than it should be.

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This talk will show how we deploy Puppet without a Puppetmaster on an autoscaling Amazon Web Services infrastructure. Key points of interest: - Masterless Puppet - Use of Jenkins for Puppet manifest testing and environment promotion (test->staging->production) - Puppet integration with Amazon CloudFormation

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Learn how the Obama campaign leveraged Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Puppet to rapidly scale their infrastructure up for the needs of the election in a sustainable manner. Using the automation that AWS and Puppet enabled -- the Obama campaign build a significant AWS infrastructure (http://awsofa.info) while having a lean DevOps team, tight deadlines and applications that needed to be highly available. Learn about using bootstrapping puppet on Amazon EC2 instances with CloudInit, using it with autoscaling groups and secure handling of credentials in manifests.

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DevOps has been a hot topic for several years, but it’s nearly always talked about with respect to web operations and startups. Since DevOps starts culturally, you can take a bottom-up approach and create a DevOps mindset inside your organization, even if you’re not deploying code twenty times a day.

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A simple search for "puppet-apache" on GitHub returns 70 separate repositories. An awful lot of people are busy reinventing the same configuration wheel. Configuration management tools promise write once, run anywhere code; but writing code that can be used by anyone looks like a lot of work. This presentation aims to show anyone familiar with Puppet how to write reusable modules and importantly how to make them compatible with already shared modules released on the Forge or elsewhere.

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Logs, events, business intelligence, SIEM. Crazy talk, right? :Logstash is here to help. Logstash has a growing ecosystem tools and knowledge to help you get your log analysis work done easily and quickly. Whether it's transporting logs, building a log pipeline, or analyzing logs and business events, logstash probably has the tools to help you get it done. This talk builds upon previous 'intro to logstash' talks and shows you real world usage and will demonstrate some new analytics and visualization tools.

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As your Puppet Infrastructure grows, so does the complexity of the Puppet codebase. The complexity of the codebase often creates a scenario where it becomes more time consuming to modify/add to the codebase. Likewise, any new addition or node still may require modifications to the Puppet database, which could include the management of many edge cases. Fortunately, the software industry has been working on developing techniques with code abstraction, refactoring, and software maturity.

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With Vagrant 1.1+, you can use the same configuration and workflow to spin up and provision machines in VirtualBox, VMware, AWS, RackSpace, and more. You get all the benefits of Vagrant with the power of working in whatever environment you need to. This capability unlocks entirely new use cases for Vagrant that can help better optimize the entire process of developing and testing Puppet code. In this talk, you'll learn how about the new multi-provider features, why they exist, and how they can be used. Your life will never be the same again.

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Managing over 10k nodes brings unique challenges, one of them is managing all data in a scalable way, but solving the scalability issue isn't enough. The data must be available and manageable in a user friendly way. This talk is about how we successfully implemented a solution using Hiera, Redis, Sensu, Rails and Grape that made us capable of providing our customers with the ability to not only manage their own data but also build their own applications to manage their infrastructure using our API.

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Developers need to be able to write software and deploy it, and often require cutting edge software tools and system libraries. Sysadmins are charged with maintaining stability in the production environment, and so are often resistant to rapid upgrade cycles. This has traditionally pitted us against each other, but it doesn't have to be that way.

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