Topic: Katello Presenter: Brad Buckingham When: Thursday, 9th October 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6.45pm) Where: NC State Engineering Building II Room 1021, Centennial Campus Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube
Synopsis: What is Katello and how can it help me?
Katello (http://katello.org/) is a systems lifecycle management plugin to Foreman (http://theforeman.org/), and the next-generation replacement for the very-popular Spacewalk (http://spacewalk.redhat.com/). Katello adds software and subscription management capabilities to Foreman, which itself offers configuration management and provisioning via Puppet.
Katello might be useful to you if: - you are a novice to advanced system administrator - you are managing 10 to 10,000+ hosts - you want to control the content available to hosts based on rules you define - you want to provision hosts using the content you are managing - you want hosts to consume content that you are managing - you would like to interact with the system using a web UI, CLI or REST API
This presentation will cover topics such as managing the lifecycle of content, provisioning systems with that content and enabling existing systems to consume content.
Bio: Brad Buckingham is a Principal Software Enginner at Red Hat working on the Katello open source project, and previously on Spacewalk. He first began working on Linux around 1993 and since then has been developing applications to run on Linux and Unix across multiple domains (e.g data acquisition systems at NASA, telecommunications and for the enterprise).
Sponsor: Red Hat Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.