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Title: Mac configuration management at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) had a need for central configuration management of non-Windows computers. LANL has three to five thousand Macs and an equal number of Linux based systems. The primary goal was to be able to inventory all non-windows systems and patch Mc OS X systems. LANL examined a number of commercial and open source solutions and ultimately selected Puppet. This paper will discuss why we chose Puppet, how we implemented it, and some lessons we learned along the way.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1012381
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-10-03133; LA-UR-10-3133
TRN: US201109%%814
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: National Lab IT Summit ; May 23, 2010 ; Hauppauge, NY
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99; COMPUTERS; CONFIGURATION; LANL; MANAGEMENT