Tools for Open Source Systems Administration

Imagine taking all the configurations and scripts you use to manage the servers in your infrastructure and putting them up in a revision control system where anyone in your organization can submit changes for review to allow for a more agile work environment where developers can also participate in operations. This is what the OpenStack Infrastructure team does.

This talk will outline the fully open source tools we use to accomplish this, including Gerrit, Jenkins and several tools we’ve written ourselves, the benefits and challenges of doing all of our work in the open and tips for organizations who wish to migrate to a similar, or just slightly more open, infrastructure.