BBLISA was founded in July 1992 to provide a forum for meetings and presentations of interest to system and network administrators in Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas.

While "LISA" stands for Large Installation System Administration, BBLISA is for administrators of both large and small networks.

Membership in the group is free and becoming a member is as easy as subscribing to one of our mailing lists.

The name Back Bay LISA was adopted after the sister organization "Bay LISA", in the San Francisco bay area. Back Bay is an area of Boston, and Boston being back east and also on a bay made the name seem appropriate.

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Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Landscape Deep Dive - Managing Ubuntu and Building an OpenStack Cloud in 30 minutes.

Federico Lucifredi

Landscape is Canonical's systems management tool for Ubuntu. Meant to be easy to use whether you are managing ten desktops or 1,000 servers, it is scalable, intuitive to users with Ubuntu or Debian experience, and full featured - covering system provisioning, software/hardware inventories, monitoring, scripting, configuration and profiles, as well as (of course) software and update management, including reporting to facilitate your compliance/governance reporting. A full API exposes all functionality to Python scripting, and the newest additions include OpenStack deployment and monitoring functionality.

As part of the demo, we will build a fully operational 10-node OpenStack Cloud while the talk is advancing. Towards the end of the talk, the cloud will be up and running, and we will kick the tires and show the complete architecture and tools plugged into the system, including Horizon, Juju, and more.

We will demo Landscape hands-on and examine all functionality, and discuss in detail how landscape works underneath. We will start with updates and advance to package holds and rollback. We will keep the marketing to a minimum, the idea is to give you a well-rounded demonstration of what the tool can do, and how.

Federico Lucifredi is the Ubuntu Server Product Manager at Canonical, and the maintainer of 'man'.

MIT E-51, Room 149
7:00 - Announcements & Introductions
7:30 - Formal presentation

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BBLISA is a LOPSA local chapter. LOPSA is the League of Professional System Administrators.
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LISA is a Special Interest Group of USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association.
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