To 12,000 macs and beyond…

Speaker: Mike Dodge

Level: Intermediate, Lecture

Excerpt: Come learn how we use Chef and Munki to manage our 12,000 macs at facebook

Description: There are many solutions to managing a large fleet of mac clients. At facebook, we have a unique culture that encourages us to be creative in our problem solving process, and can also be very demanding. From needing to keep our team small, while having to move blazingly fast, while the company as a whole grows world wide at a rapid pace, all while needing to be able to customize every piece of your tools to fit the ever growing complexity of our business needs. Come learn how we use Chef to manage our 12,000(and growing) macs at facebook. I will go in to why we choose Chef. How to write a cookbooks to configure your fleet of macs, as well as how to create a custom resource and provider to do what you need to fit in your unique environment. We tore down our entire environment and rebuilt it using Chef in 2 months. You can too.

About the speaker

Mike Dodge – Facebook (Twitter: @mikedodge04)

I have worked as a Client Platform Engineer for Facebook since 2009, working in a very large and dynamic hacker environment, and building automated solutions to interesting IT problems.

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