Why puppet can save your sanity

3 April 3:30PM - 4:20PM @ Ballroom B

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
We are increasingly seeing larger and larger deployments of both MySQL and application servers to support complex cloud deployments. The days of being able to install, configure and manage individual servers has gone and home brew configuration scripts build using bash, perl and ruby no longer scale to cover 100’s of nodes One of the leading configuration management solutions is Puppet and during 2013 we embarked on a project to puppetize all of our deployments. This reduced the time to deploy an individual machine from over an hour to under 10 minutes. During this talk we will cover how puppet works and look at ways of automating the deployment and configuration of MySQL servers as well as the underlying server configuration.


Solutions Architect, VMware
Neil Armitage, has over 20 years of experience in developing applications and managing database servers. He joined Continuent in 2012 after working with a Tungsten replication-based solution at TradingScreen and transitioned to VMware in 2014. Neil started his career as a mainframe DBA using IBM DB2. Since that time he has worked on various large scale Oracle and MySQL installations in both the banking and online gaming industries.