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From Sysadmin Hell To Operational Bliss

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This presentation is for those who are about to start deploying Puppet, in the early stages of deployment or those who have a large number of existing systems to bring under puppet control. The presenter will talk about how Sun Microsystems went from old fashioned system administration with less than 30 systems per admin, to fully automated puppet-bliss with over 150 systems per admin. The migration from slowly rotting systems managed by ssh in a loop, to one button push builds in perpetual compliance, contained both pitfalls and valuable lessons, which will be covered during the presentation.