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FROM BAD PUNS TO
IMPLEMENTATION
Daily struggles. Sock puppet jokes. Successful deployment.
Eric Arellano is a Systems Administrator with AppointmentPlus
based out of Scottsdale, AZ. Puppet and automation enthusias...
Huge undocumented bash scripts
Uptime expectations
Infrastructure migrations
Too many one off oddities
The Usual Suspects
...
COMMON.
For my first trick…
Did my research
Submitted my proposal
Extended trials, Expired Quotes & Discounted quotes
Configuratio...
DO IT FOR THE
FUNNIES.
HIJINX.
HIJINX.
HIJINX.
HIJINX.
DO IT FOR THE
FUNNIES.
Something that started as a joke, ended with a signed quote
Got leadership to ask, “What’s the big ...
DO IT FOR THE
FAMILY.
NOT HAPPY.
DO IT FOR THE
FAMILY.
“Special” nodes caused unexpected emergencies
“Off-hour” emergencies affect the staff & their famili...
HAPPY!
HAPPY PUP.
DO IT FOR THE
COMPANY.
DO IT FOR THE
COMPANY.
We all get excited to play with new toys, but when that new toy
gives you time to play with more ne...
DO IT FOR THE
SECURITY.
Yeah, it’s a real thing…
DO IT FOR THE
SECURITY.
Multi OS infrastructures pose complications
Patching in minutes instead of hours
Internal & Extern...
TIME…
There is a theme here…
… to explore possibilities
Unicorns DO exist!
… to explore the shadows
… to explore the real ...
QUESTIONS?
I might have answers.
FIN.
THANKS!
EMAIL: eric@thelinuxcafe.com
IRC: erroric
WEBSITE: thelinuxcafe.com
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From Bad Puns to Implementation

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This was a short talk at Puppet Camp AZ 2016 about how my team got Puppet Enterprise configuration management software.

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From Bad Puns to Implementation

  1. 1. FROM BAD PUNS TO IMPLEMENTATION Daily struggles. Sock puppet jokes. Successful deployment.
  2. 2. Eric Arellano is a Systems Administrator with AppointmentPlus based out of Scottsdale, AZ. Puppet and automation enthusiast. Project owner of a successful Puppet deployment for an enterprise level SaaS scheduling platform.
  3. 3. Huge undocumented bash scripts Uptime expectations Infrastructure migrations Too many one off oddities The Usual Suspects Time… what’s that?
  4. 4. COMMON.
  5. 5. For my first trick… Did my research Submitted my proposal Extended trials, Expired Quotes & Discounted quotes Configuration Management Fail.
  6. 6. DO IT FOR THE FUNNIES.
  7. 7. HIJINX.
  8. 8. HIJINX.
  9. 9. HIJINX.
  10. 10. HIJINX.
  11. 11. DO IT FOR THE FUNNIES. Something that started as a joke, ended with a signed quote Got leadership to ask, “What’s the big deal?” We got to involve the company in a fun charity project Found a creative way to “poke the bear”
  12. 12. DO IT FOR THE FAMILY.
  13. 13. NOT HAPPY.
  14. 14. DO IT FOR THE FAMILY. “Special” nodes caused unexpected emergencies “Off-hour” emergencies affect the staff & their families too Your clients have families too Stories of time stolen from families
  15. 15. HAPPY!
  16. 16. HAPPY PUP.
  17. 17. DO IT FOR THE COMPANY.
  18. 18. DO IT FOR THE COMPANY. We all get excited to play with new toys, but when that new toy gives you time to play with more new toys… priceless Faster resolution time to some incidents Faster roll out for new dedicated clients A lot of human error goes bye-bye
  19. 19. DO IT FOR THE SECURITY. Yeah, it’s a real thing…
  20. 20. DO IT FOR THE SECURITY. Multi OS infrastructures pose complications Patching in minutes instead of hours Internal & External audit reports We plan to see changes near real time
  21. 21. TIME… There is a theme here… … to explore possibilities Unicorns DO exist! … to explore the shadows … to explore the real world … for the things you SHOULD be doing
  22. 22. QUESTIONS? I might have answers.
  23. 23. FIN. THANKS! EMAIL: eric@thelinuxcafe.com IRC: erroric WEBSITE: thelinuxcafe.com

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