BSDCan2013 - Final

BSDCan 2013
The Technical BSD Conference

Brad Davis
Day Talks - Day 1 - 2013-05-17
Room MRT 250
Start time 15:00
Duration 01:00
ID 379
Event type Lecture
Track System Administration
Language used for presentation English

FreeBSD Birth to Death

Managing the Lifecycle of a FreeBSD Server

In todays IT workplace, managing and tracking servers is becoming more and more important. Many Sys Admins are responsible to not only their Boss, but to the users that want the system to run their apps and the CFO who wants to be able to depreciate them properly. We will talk about effective ways to track and manage the servers to keep everyone happy.

Cover best practices with tracking and building the server including - Asset tracking - Scripted Install over PXE - Serial Console for out of band management - Package management/updating with Poudriere and pkgng - Including custom nob tuning - Configuration management using tools like - Puppet - Chef - CFEngine - Server patching with FreeBSD-Update and failover with CARP - Server retirement, i.e. Data destruction and Asset depreciation