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Weekly Snap: Heira, HTML Floats Upgraded & Logstash Quick Start

weekly snap6 – 10 October offered guides on Heira, Logstash and the new generation of floats in HTML, plus a few OSDC announcements along the way.
Eva started the week counting 50 days to the OSMC by sharing Alan Robertson’s talk: “Monitoring and Discovery with Limit”.
She went on to announce early bird specials for the OSDC in Berlin coming up in April, and tout the Call for Papers.
Achim then gave a short guide to Hiera, a key value backend for Puppet while Thomas W presented his updated quick start tutorial on Logstash.
Lastly, Marius celebrated “Flexible Box Layout Module” as the neo-“floating” containers in HTML.

Weekly Snap: VM migration & PuppetCamp Dusseldorf Deal

weekly snap29 September – 3 October started a new month with VM migration and much ado about Puppet – from courses to Camps, plus a promo to boot.
Eva started by counting 57 days to the OSMC with Thomas Lehmann’s talk: “Monitoring as the Source of Truth in Deploying a Dynamic Website by Waves.
She went on to share a 25% off promo code for the upcoming Puppet Camp in Dusseldorf, and hurry on interested attendees to get their tickets while they last.
Thilo then compared three methods of migrating virtual machines, as Lennart reported back from his Puppet Architect course in London.

Weekly Snap: OSBConf, Puppet Conf & NSClient++

weekly snap22 – 26 September was packed with events – while driving up to Cologne for the OSBConf and flying down to San Francisco’s Puppet Conf, we managed to squeeze a mini-guide on NSClient++ in between.
Eva started as usual, counting 64 days to the OSMC with Reiko Streng’s presentation on his “Monitoring Environment based on OMD”.
She continued to thank OSBConf 2014 sponsors while Markus reported live from the OSBConf in Cologne with photos and stories galore.
Thomas W too gave his review of the OSBConf, sharing details on the talks ranging from Bareos and Puppet, to Grau OpenArchive and Ceph.
Meanwhile Michael dialed in from San Francisco to share his impressions of the Puppet Conf 2014.
To end the week, Christoph finished up his blog series on NSClient++, adding a post on installation with SSL and gnoMint.

Weekly Snap: DevOps Camp & Icinga 2 Workshop, PuppetDB & Foreman

weekly snap15 – 19 September was filled with sys admin tips and events – looking ahead to the OSMC, and back on the DevOps Camp and Icinga 2 Monitoring Redesigned workshop just past.
Eva started by counting 71 days to the OSMC with Rihards Olups’ talk on Zabbix and Marius G continued by sharing his impressions from the recent DevOps Camp 2014 in Nuremberg.
Meanwhile, Michael gave the lowdown on the Icinga 2 Monitoring Redesigned workshop just past as Markus explained how to make the most of Puppet’s ‘exported resources’ feature with PuppetDB and Foreman.
Finally, Georg introduced three water intrusion sensor systems from our hardware store.

Weekly Snap: Metacircular Evaluator, Puppet Camp Program & Mesos

weekly snap8 – 12 September offered tips for cluster admins, programmers and new RPM packagers, plus news on the events front.
Eva counted 78 days to the OSMC with Páll Sigurdsson’s talk on Adagios, an Icinga / Nagios addon for web configuration.
She went on to announce the program for Puppet Camp Dusseldorf, and our participation and sponsorship of DevOps Camp Nuremberg.
Sebastian then shared his thoughts on the Apache Mesos cluster manager while Jean-Marcel explained the Metacircular Evaluator programming process.
Finally, Dirk continued his series on RPM packaging with a post on useful tools.