Amsterdam 2014 - Proposal

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Building a Loosely Coupled Toolchain with Rundeck and Puppet

Abstract: Inspired by the talk "Using Rundeck and Chef to build DevOps Toolchains" given by Anthony Shortland during ChefConf 2012 ( we set out to include Rundeck as part of a loosely coupled toolchain when building the new datacenter at This talk will explore how we took the ideas from Shortland's talk and implemented them in the context of Jenkins, Gerrit, Puppet and MCollective.

I will share how we met the challenges of changing configuration with automatic deployments, needing an easy to use interface for non-technical users while retaining control and power for the techies.

Due to the scope it will necessarily be a high-level overview but with just enough detail to demonstrate how all the pieces fit and work together.


Steven Meunier is a System Engineer at where he has spent the last two years building the deployment toolchain while seeing how far he can push Puppet and gained an appreciation for Ruby in the process.

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