I am so there

Puppetconf 2015 will be in Portland

Back in Portland!

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Video of my PuppetConf 2012 Presentation

The PuppetConf 2012 videos are up! Here is a link to mine: Automated Configuration of Firmware – Michael Arnold. And here are the Slides from my PuppetConf 2012 Presentation.

Slides from my PuppetConf 2012 Presentation

This is a link to my slide presentation and screencast.

You can also see all the links that I referred to in my presentation by searching for the firmware tag.

I will be speaking at PuppetConf 2012

I will be speaking this year at the greatest operations and infrastructure automation conference of the year: PuppetConf 2012. Here is the abstract that I submitted:

Automated Configuration of Firmware

Everyone hears about automation of OS installs and configuration of services on top of the OS yet no one talks about automating the configuration of firmware. There are a number of venders who provide tools that allow the intrepid systems administrator to never again have to arrow through BIOS menus to toggle some less known but needed setting. Gone are the days of manually entering disk configurations into a RAID controller. This session is for SysAdmins or hardware geeks that want to free up their time to enjoy the finer things in life. You will be presented with the knowledge gained from two years of experience managing firmware configuration as a part of hardware discovery and provisioning.