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Learn About Puppet and Realm Linux

Campus system administrators are invited to attend NC State’s first Puppet Camp, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in Room 1025 of Engineering Building II. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Held worldwide, Puppet Camps are gatherings of users and developers of Puppet, an IT automation software used to help system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its life cycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance.  During the summer, Puppet will become the default tool used to manage Realm Linux on campus.

To register for Puppet Camp, visit the OIT Campus Linux Services website. Breakfast and lunch will be included for all Puppet Camp attendees who register. Event details are still being finalized, and registration information will be provided as it becomes available. Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your seat.

Want to know more about Puppet & Realm Linux?

OIT Campus Linux Services will sponsor two training sessions, “Installing and Managing Realm Linux: Moving Toward Puppet” for campus system administrators and those interested in learning about NC State’s managed Linux deployment on:

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2-4 p.m., 3211 Engineering Building II. To register, visit Classmate.
  • Friday,  April 26, 2-4 p.m., 216 Scott Hall. To register, visit Classmate.

These sessions will provide an overview of the installation and management of Realm Linux workstations and servers, and will cover new technologies used for managing Realm Linux as well as the migration from the Bcfg2 configuration management tool to Puppet. Session topics will include:

  • What’s New in Realm Linux: Puppet
  • Using Web-Kickstart
  • Installing Realm Linux
  • Defining User Access and Root Access
  • Managing Existing Installs: A Puppet Overview
  • Best Practices

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