Felix Frank

Felix is an old school systems person, Linux user, and self declared automation nerd, with a large soft spot for open source software. He literally wrote the book on Puppet (well, a book) and has been (inconsistently) contributing to mgmt since its debut.
Known to ride a bike through Berlin's inner city, preparing his own food, and reportedly neither scared of dungeons nor dragons.

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Sessions

02-04
16:00
50min
Running Puppet from mgmt on overdrive
Felix Frank

We added Puppet support to mgmt quite early on. You can run Puppet manifests through mgmt's engine, and mgmt can in turn rely on Puppet to synchronize resources that mgmt does not natively support. This incurs a significant performance overhead to each resource check, though.

This presentation showcases a new prototype feature of mgmt that allows for the use of the Puppet bridge with no performance penalties. It features live demos, and the concept and implementation are briefly explained.

Puppet
B.1.015
5min
Meta-Automation with AWX
Felix Frank

The free upstream version of Ansible Tower, AWX, provides a powerful and convenient UI and API for daily Ansible operation. It can however make impromptu runs of ephemeral code revisions somewhat cumbersome.

This presentation walks through the creation a meta-automation layer for AWX that allows you to circumvent the hassles and run playbooks from arbitrary git branches on a whim. It includes several inspirational code snippets as well as live demos of AWX.

02-04
12:30
5min
Bare Metal Provisioning with Ansible and Cobbler
Felix Frank

An overview of an actual bare metal provisioning scheme powered by Ansible and Cobbler, with support for several Linux flavors and virtual machines.

D Aud