Presented by:

Mauro Morales

from SUSE

Originally from Guatemala but currently living in Germany. Working for SUSE on Machinery, a system management toolkit for Linux.

As a Linux system administrator you are constantly working on tasks like:

  • Cloning a system from an existing one
  • Migrating a system to new hardware, a virtual environment or a different distribution
  • Debugging a broken system
  • Upgrading a system
  • Integrating your systems into a configuration management tool

Determining and comparing the state of a system in order to work on these tasks is not a trivial thing. You have to know about services, packages, configuration files, etc. This proves to be even harder if one or more of your systems differ in version and/or distribution.

You can use Machinery to inspect your Linux systems and use the generated descriptions to be interpreted in an off-line fashion, giving you the ability to compare a system at different points in time or against another system. Peace of mind will be the result of knowing that you can ensure the resulting state of your system and many other types of analysis based on your system descriptions.

In this guided tour you will explore the basics of Machinery and see some examples in the wild. All from the safety of your seat. The focus will be on openSUSE systems but stay open to the use of any other distributions. Should you have any questions about Machinery your guide will be there for you at all times.

2016 June 24 - 15:00
1 h

Happening at the same time:

  1. Key signing party
  2. Start Time:
    2016 June 24 14:00

    Hacker Room

  3. Disk encryption
  4. Start Time:
    2016 June 24 15:00

    Roter Salon

  5. Configuration Management in Production
  6. Start Time:
    2016 June 24 15:00

    Seminarraum 1

  7. Improve the quality of Plasma with Wayland
  8. Start Time:
    2016 June 24 15:00


  9. LinuxTag-style hacking contest
  10. Start Time:
    2016 June 24 15:00

    Seminarraum 2