Introduction to Foreman (2017 edition)
Daniel Lobato Garcia - Monday, Feb 6, 14:00 - 14:40 - B2.015
Foreman is about 7 years and a half old. At the rate the configuration management field moves, this is the equivalent of being a centenary translated to human years. We have changed a lot over the years, so it's time to recap, and show why Foreman is not a mere Puppet ENC anymore.
Some of the features that we will show here is how our provisioning works for all kinds of hypervisors or bare metal, explain how you can leverage plugins like Katello to proactively control the software in your hosts, audit your infrastructure using OpenSCAP, and more surprises.
This talk will assume no knowledge whatsoever of Foreman or the domain it's in, and will be an intro to the tool, with a section to focus on the new features Foreman is able to do now.
Daniel Lobato is a software engineer who has worked in very different environments, from data centers and mainframes to startups. These days he helps Red Hat to build systems by developing Foreman, a GPL-licensed lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual machines, and some tools to make developers and sysadmins happier.