After having a really successful and sublime evening event on Tuesday, today was the last day of the Open Source Data Center Conference.

Andreas Lehr and Rico Spiesberger showed off with their automated patch management using Ansible and Rundeck at Lidl and Kaufland.
Things to keep in mind:

  • rebooting bare metal takes time
  • firmware updates might change things
  • have enough space in /var/yum and /tmp -> might result in kernel panics (:

And why not doing a Live Demo at a production system and simply patch the spanish webshop?

On the next slot, it was our pleasure to welcome Kosisochukwu Anyanwu with kinvolk.io. She showed us how to use KVM as a Hypervisor, running a VM in a Docker Container! Get in touch with her at @kosyfrances and feel free to ask her for their use case.

Nikhil Kathole presented how to simplify your IT Workflow with Katello and Foreman. You can use Foreman for provisioning, configuration and monitoring (to some extend) of your hosts. It also provides you with many plugins for flexibility for provisioning tools and infrastructure. If you want to manage your .rpms/.debs, katello should be your choice

 

Troy Harvey started with tossing shirts and gave a quite interesting introduction into the concept of privacy. Privacy demands ethical behaviour of professionals and they should always try to automate things

 

Furthermore, if you want to have to use slack, try to get a job at Carta.

Colin Charles closed the conference with mysql & mariadb security. Obviously breaches are bad and there are the issues you can easily avoid. Use TLS for replication – also update your instances!

I don’t know how you feel after these two days. But I feel like I want more of that! Save the date for next OSDC!

 

 

Tim Albert
Tim Albert
System Engineer

Tim kommt aus einem kleinen Ort zwischen NĂŒrnberg und Ansbach, an der malerischen B14 gelegen. Er hat in Erlangen Lehramt und in Koblenz Informationsmanagement studiert, wobei seine TĂ€tigkeit als Werkstudent bei IDS Scheer seinen Schwenk von Lehramt zur IT erheblich beeinflusst hat. Neben dem Studium hat Tim sich außerdem noch bei einer Werkskundendienstfirma im User-Support verdingt. Blerim und Sebastian haben ihn Anfang 2016 zu uns ins Managed Services Team geholt, wo er sich nun insbesondere...