Rootconf 2016

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Soumyadip Das Mahapatra


CFEngine @ LinkedIn

Submitted Jan 18, 2016

This talk will be geared towards how linkedin leverages CFEngine to operate at high-scale, challenges with CFEngine and how we solved it.


CFEngine as a major player in Infrastructure as Code at linkedin:
Why CFEngine? (Why not Puppet/Chef)
Loadbalancing CFEngine requests without a loadbalancer
How we hacked CFEngine file transfer (how we distribute ~500MB cfengine policy repository accross ~70k+ hosts)
SysOps Cache: How CFEngine+Redis help us in discovery of hosts at large-scale


Participants should be aware of Configuration Management of tools like Puppet, Chef, CFEngine etc.

Speaker bio

Working at LinkedIn as Systems Engineer, responsible for major infrastructure operations and automation like DNS, CFEngine.


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