#217 [Talk-50] Uyuni: An open source frontend solution for managing your software-defined infrastructure with Salt
Closed: Talk Not Scheduled 8 months ago by mattdm. Opened 9 months ago by pgquiles.

  1. What is your proposal?

    Uyuni (https://www.uyuni-project.org/), an opinionated fork of the Spacewalk project, provides open source lifecycle management for today's datacenter.
    With the help of Salt for configuration management it keeps your workloads up to date and secure. Uyuni manages all your Linux workloads. It bootstraps physical servers, creates VMs for virtualization and cloud, builds container images, and tracks what runs on your Kubernetes clusters. All using Salt under the hood!
    It provides you a high-class frontend solution to interact with Salt, manage your states, formulas with forms, and much more using a web UI.
    Uyuni is open source, backed by SUSE Linux, and actively developed.
    This presentation will give you an overview about Uyuni, its current possibilities for managing datacenters, and how it provides you a powerful frontend to interact with Salt.

  2. Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the room for this to succeed?


  1. Is this a…
  • 50 minute Talk

(Can be shortened to 25 minute talk)

  1. Anything else we need to know?

Needs are the standard for any presentation

  1. Who are you?
  • Name: Pau Garcia Quiles
  • FAS ID: pgquiles
  • IRC Nick, if not FAS ID:

Product Owner & Technical Project Manager of SUSE Manager

As a contributor to Spacewalk, I'm interested in this talk!

This seems like an interesting project, but I'm not seeing the Fedora contributor/developer angle. Is the intention to convince the Fedora infrastructure team to move to Uyuni w/ Salt?

Thanks for your feedback, Mathew. As you probably know, Uyuni stands in the long tradition of Spacewalk and brings of course some improvements along the way. With this talk we would like to show what is possible in Uyuni. I think you will be surprised to see what happened since this project was forked.

And yes, I think that Uyuni would also be a good fit for the Fedora infrastructure team. If I am not mistaken, you are mostly using Ansible to manage all of this. With Ansible you can start pretty quick. But when your infrastructure is growing, new challenges are coming up. Just to give you a few examples:

  • Is is possible to give different people different permissions?
  • How can we increase the speed of applying changes in a large scale?
  • Can different groups of servers get a different sets of packages?
  • Which of the servers have a CVE fix applied?

And the best part: with Uyuni you can smoothly migrate all of this with Ansiblegate.

But I do not think this should only be limited to the Fedora infrastructure team. Other larger deployments would also benefit from a datacenter management system like Uyuni that still has a Fedora in the drawer somewhere. 😉

Is is possible to give different people different permissions?

This would be awesome. It could help with getting community folks interested in infrastructure to have an easier time contributing to supporting our infra.

As a fledging infrastructure-ish guy, it'd be nice if I could help with stuff like that without potentially risking everything else in the process...

Hi @pgquiles. The talk selection committee feels like this isn't really a good audience fit for Flock. It seems like it would be something interesting for Red Hat's devconf conference, though.

Metadata Update from @mattdm:
- Issue close_status updated to: Talk Not Scheduled
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

8 months ago

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