The presentation is an overview of four key areas for the management of cloud computing/virtual infrastructure and the open source tools available to achieve success managing these environments in each area.
Provisioning – Bringing server images online using build systems best suited for clouds and virtual machines (e.g. OpenNebula, Cobbler, OpenQRM)
Configuration – Abstraction and application of configuration policies across virtual infrastructure. e.g cfengine, Chef, Puppet
Command and Control – Scaling and management of administration activities across nodes and application tiers. e.g. ControlTier, Capistrano
Monitoring – Keeping the situational awareness of dynamic environments has never been more challenging, too Nagios, HypericHQ, Zenoss Core
Tools discussed will be chosen based on merit and their ability to interact with other tools to form a systems management toolchain.
Mark Hinkle, VP of Community at Zenoss
John M. Willis
VP of Services, Opscode
Project Leader Control Tier
Founder DTO Solutions