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Introduction to Foreman and Katello

Submitted by Dirk Götz (@dgoetz) on Feb 24, 2020

Duration of the session:: 40 mins full talk Category of talk: Systems administration Status: Submitted

Abstract

Foreman is an open source project that helps system administrators manage servers throughout their lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and monitoring. Katello adds content management to the capabilities of Foreman. This talk will give you an idea about the architecture and the provisioning workflow which will be shown in a demo including how to provide everything locally with Katello.

Outline

The talk will introduce to Foreman and Katello, explain the architecture and then while showcasing the provisioning workflow I will talk about local mirror with Katello, creating a virtual machine on a Compute resource, installation of operating system and configuration management agent and how to orchestrate the system afterwards with Remote Execution.

Speaker bio

Dirk Götz is working as Principal Consultant and Trainer for NETWAYS.
As part of his daily work he writes concepts, implements, reviews and teaches Puppet, Ansible and Foreman in many different environments.
He created a training course based on Open Source Puppet for his employer and the official Foreman Training as corporate project of NETWAYS and the Foreman Project.

Preview video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh-9b0uMDyI

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