[northwestengland.pm] MFS Talk. Tues, 19 July. "Controlling your Cloud: Puppetising OpenNebula", Ken Barber.

Michael Dorrington michael.dorrington at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 13:32:28 GMT 2011

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* Talk: Controlling your Cloud: Puppetising OpenNebula.
* Speaker: Ken Barber, Puppet Labs.

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
"(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
* Date: Tuesday, 19th July 2011 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30

Free Software is about having control of your computing. Cloud computing
is a platform that allows rapid deployment and scalability. Cloud
computing is often done on someone else's cloud and so you lose control.
But it needn't be that way, you can run your own cloud and use Free
Software, so you are controlling your cloud.

OpenNebula is a free software cloud computing platform.

Puppet is a free software "platform for IT systems management". It
enables a desired server state to be described in high level way and the
server be brought into that desired state. More information at
http://www.puppetlabs.com/puppet/ .

    "The talk will cover deploying and controlling an OpenNebula private
cloud using Puppet. This will also give an insight into how you can use
Puppet to configure other systems."

The event will include a Q&A session, discussion and then lively debate
in the pub afterwards.

"Ken Barber is an employee of Puppetlabs and has 12 years experience in
Configuration Management as a Systems Engineer in the telecommunications
and ISV industry. He has worked for such companies as Research in
Motion, Alfresco Software and Singtel Optus Australia."

The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. The
talk is followed by an informal discussion in the bar opposite (A Place
Called Common <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).

Parking: Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero
cost after 6pm on Tuesday but get full up. There are paid parking lots
around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on
A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP
<http://www.ncp.co.uk/>. If you can't decide otherwise then park in
Manchester Arndale <http://www.manchesterarndale.com/directions.aspx>.

Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill
tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close
to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far either.

Further details at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-07-19>.

More Information
General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
on our website.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2011-07-19

If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
contact us at <fsuk-manchester-team at nongnu.org>.

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