Getting started with Rudder (IT automation)

Speaker(s) : Jonathan Clarke, Nicolas Charles

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Workshop
  • Date : Thursday 11 July 2013
  • Schedule : 15h20
  • Duration : 80 minutes
  • Place : H 2111
Fils rouges : AtelierCloud
Public cible : GeeksProfessionnels


Rudder is an open source solution for IT infrastructure automation and compliance, that was presented at the 2012 LSM.

This year, an introductoin workshop is being organized. After a brief theorectical intro, we’ll start a global session to (quickly) install Rudder, and dive in: hands-on sessions to discover Rudder, it’s principles, features and use cases. Several Rudder developers will be available to organize workshops in smaller groups.

At the end of this workshop, participants will know how to install Rudder and automate setting some configurations and deploying applications on GNU/Linux systems.

To benefit from this workshop, participants should be familiar with GNU/Linux systems and understand basic system administration principales (starting/stopping processes, configuring services, network concepts...). You should come with a laptop that you can install one or two GNU/Linux virtual machines on (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat or SLES distributions). We will set these up during the workshop.


Jonathan Clarke is the CTO of Normation, a software company he co-founded in Paris in 2009. He has been working in IT infrastructure, almost exclusively with open source tools, since his beginnings as a system administrator. His work is now focused around automation for configuration and compliance, in particular Rudder ( He is also a contributor to several open source projects including CFEngine, LSC and OpenLDAP. In his spare time, he enjoys good food, real ale, cinema and cycling around Paris.

Nicolas CHARLES est président et co-fondateur de Normation, éditeur de la solution d’automatisation et d’audit en continu de SI, Rudder. Il développe en Scala (langage que l’on ne présente plus) et en CFEngine (langage d’automatisation de configurations). Il supporte ce grand écart entre ces différents domaines grâce à la satisfaction d’apprendre tous les jours (et un peu grâce à la bière, que vous pourrez lui offrir pour discuter plus sur le sujet).