[GNHLUG] [DLSLUG-Announce] Administrator in a Box - DLSLUG Monthly Meeting - 8-07

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Mon Aug 4 18:15:51 EDT 2008

[thanks to all who answered the poll and much kudos to James!]

               Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
               a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org

The next regular monthly meeting of the DLSLUG will be held:

                    Thursday, August 7th, 7-9PM
at:               Dartmouth College, Carson L01

                  All are welcome, free of charge.


7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  Administrator in a Box - The Current State of Configuration
         Automation for Servers and Networks.
       presented by James Fogg

       Previously considered a "large enterprise" application, manyrks
       non-enterprise administrators are unaware of the advanced state
       of configuration automation software and its value proposition
       for the business. This class of software is designed to automate
       the routine tasks of system and network administrators, allowing
       a tiny staff of administrators to manage 10's of thousands of
       servers and network devices with ease. This class of software
       also continually verifies configurations for security and
       compliance purposes.

       With 20 years of enterprise network engineering and management,
       James has recently been involved with network automation. In the
       last 5 years James has worked for Opsware (now HP) and BMC.
       Opsware was the original Data Center Automation company and
       introduced the world to this new class of software. HP and BMC
       are the recognized leaders in Automation with their existing
       combinations of management software and the acquisitions of
       Opsware (by HP) and Blade Logic (by BMC). James works with
       customers around the world to integrate and extend HP and BMC
       software automation in their environments.

8:50  Roundtable Exchange - where the attendees can make
         announcements or ask a linux question of the group.


                       Driving Directions

       Please see the website for links to driving directions.


       We do not yet have a refreshment sponsor for this event.
       Contact me if you'd like to volunteer.  Your employer may
       be interested.  All sponsors are acknowledged during the
       meeting and on the website.


       RSVP by replying to this e-mail so we can give any
       refreshment sponsor a count.

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