I’ll be giving an ignite talk at Config Management Camp this year: “the three legs of modern configuration management (…or maybe four)”. James has definitely made a big step in that direction. I recommend you read his blog post and, if you are coming to the conference, attend both his talk and my ignite talk. Who knows, maybe you are really watching the dawn of the next generation of configuration management!!!
It’s no secret to the readers of this blog that I’ve been active in the configuration management space for some time. I owe most of my knowledge to what I’ve learned while working with Puppet and from other hackers working in and around various other communities.
I’ve published, a number, of articles, in an, attempt, to push, the field, forwards, and to, share the, knowledge, that I’ve, learned, with others. I’ve spent many nights thinking about these problems, but it is not without some chagrin that I realized that the current state-of-the-art in configuration management cannot easily (or elegantly) solve all the problems for which I wish to write solutions.
To that end, I’d like to formally present my idea (and code) for a next generation configuration management prototype. I’m calling my tool mgmt.
View original post 3,738 more words