[UKUUG-Announce] System Configuration and LCFG Tutorial Workshop

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Wed Apr 4 10:21:56 BST 2007

System Configuration and LCFG Tutorial Workshop

The University of Edinburgh is holding a one day tutorial workshop on  
System Configuration and LCFG on 13 June 2007 in Edinburgh.

"System Configuration" is the process of transforming a collection of  
raw hardware and software into an integrated "system" which  
continuously and correctly serves a specific function - for example a  
computing "cluster" or a student laboratory.  LCFG is one tool which  
helps to automate this process.

The workshop will introduce you to the underlying principles of  
system configuration, and will show you how LCFG can be used to help  
automate the process.  Throughout the day talks will be interspersed  
with hands-on sessions including the creation of new "components", as  
well as the configuration of real systems, using components provided  
with the LCFG distribution. You will also be shown how to extend LCFG  
for your own site and given some pointers on how to start your own  
LCFG installation.

To get the most from the day you should ideally have some experience  
of system administration and of scripting in either Shell or Perl.

The presenters will be Paul Anderson, Kenneth MacDonald, Stephen  
Quinney and Alastair Scobie.

Paul Anderson has been involved in system configuration for over 15  
years and is the author of the SAGE system configuration booklet, as  
well as many other papers on the subject. He is the original author  
of the core LCFG framework.

Kenneth MacDonald has been creating configuration systems on MS  
Windows across the University of Edinburgh for ten years and has  
recently used LCFG to develop an institution-wide devolved service  
which configures Macs and Linux managed clients integrated into the  
University's MS Active Directory.

Stephen Quinney maintains and develops much of LCFG and has ported it  
to Fedora Core 6 and Fedora 64 bit platforms.

Alastair Scobie ported LCFG to Linux, is the author of its package  
management facilities and is heavily involved in its ongoing  

The workshop will be run on 13 June 2007 in central Edinburgh by the  
University of Edinburgh.

The total cost for the day will be £50.  Lunch will be included.

For more information see:  http://www.lcfg.org/june07

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