Performance Automation with Munki

Get ready to automate all the things! Using tools like Deploy Studio and Munki you’ll learn how to build a Mac deployment workflow for your organization that is both flexible and scalable. We’ll talk about core fundamentals and best practices for thin-imaging and “no-imaging” techniques.

Expand your reach with MunkiWebAdmin and MunkiReport-PHP.  These tools allow you to report on your fleet and the updates they receive as well as add new updates to your machines when needed.  With AutoPKG you can download and import the newest version of software into your Munki repository.  When AutoPKG is paired with Jenkins this process can be completely automated.

When we’re done you’ll be cruising in the automation fast-lane and will have a well defined end-to-end deployment lifecycle for your entire Mac environment.

Key Concepts:

  • Installing and Deploying Munki in a Mac environment
  • Create pkgless install (Admin Rights)
  • Thin imaging with DeployStudio (AutoDMG)
  • Using manifests to customize each system individually
  • Add-ons for Munki (MunkiWebAdmin, MunkiReport-PHP, AutoPKG, Jenkins)

Foundational Lecture – 75 Minutes

Joshua D. Miller, Penn State College of Education

Josh MillerOriginally a Windows System Administrator, Josh now works exclusively with the OS X environment in the College of Education at Penn State and has further developed a more automated process to imaging and management of all Macs in the College.


Matthew Hansen, Penn State University

Matt HansenMatt is a systems administrator in the Classroom and Lab Computing group at Penn State. He is a longtime Mac user and has been managing large Mac deployments in K-12 and higher education environments for almost 10 years.

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