Provisioning and managing bare metal, VMs and cloud instances with Foreman

Aug 8, 2013 · New York, United States of America

Sam Kottler

Provisioning and managing bare metal,
VMs and cloud instances with Foreman
Note: This meeting is at 6:00pm NOT 6:30pm, and RSVP will open on Thursday July 25th at 4:30pm. 

Foreman is an open source tool to provision, configure and manage bare metal, VMs and cloud instances, through a Web GUI and RESTful API. Foreman also has deep integration with Puppet, an Open Source configuration management framework. When Puppet and Foreman are combined, one can manage any system from birth to decommissioning.
Foreman achieves this by interacting both with direct virtualization and cloud APIs, in addition to interacting with an included proxy application, called SmartProxy, that provides REST APIs to all services required during the provisioning process. These services include, DNS, DHCP, TFP, Kickstart, Puppet and the PuppetCA.

During this talk, Sam will overview Foreman's architecture and feature set, including enterprise friendly features like RBAC and delegation. He will also provide a demonstration, share the Foreman development roadmap and overview the state of the community, including how to get involved.
Join us afterwards for drinks at McKenna's Pub where we'll continue the discussion over drinks. McKenna's is located at 250 W 14th St. Our reservation is for 8pm.


Bio: Sam Kottler works at Red Hat in the virtualization R&D group. His background is as systems engineer and developer with a strong focus in automation and configuration management. Sam has worked with some of the world's leading startups to build scalable infrastructure, including, Venmo, and Acquia.

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