Screencasts of Puppet-Gluster + Vagrant

I decided to record some screencasts to show how easy it is to deploy GlusterFS using Puppet-Gluster+Vagrant. You can follow along even if you don’t know anything about Puppet or Vagrant. The hardest part of this process was producing the actual videos!

If recommend first reading my earlier articles if you’re planning on following along:

Without any further delay, here are the screencasts:

Part 1: Intro, and provisioning of the Puppet server.

Part 2: Initial building of the Gluster hosts.

Part 3: Finishing the Gluster builds.

Part 4: GlusterFS client mounting and tests.

Part 5: Mixed bag of code, infrastructure tours, examples and other details.

I hope you enjoyed these videos. Thank you to the community for hosting them. If you liked these videos, please consider sponsoring some of my work, or making a donation!

As a side note, the only screencast tool that worked was gtk-recordmydesktop, however it deleted my second recording (which had to be re-recorded) and the audio stopped working one minute into my third recording (which had to then be separately recorded, and mixed in). Amazingly, pitivi was the only tool which worked to properly mix them together!

Happy Hacking,


PS: Please note, you may not sell, edit, redistribute, perform, or host these videos elsewhere without my permission. I especially don’t want to see them on youtube until Google let’s me unlink my youtube account! If you do want my permission to use these videos for something, contact me, and we can work something out. I’ll surely allow it if it’s not for something evil. If you’d rather have an interactive, live demo, let me know!

Speaking at LISA 2013 about Puppet and GlusterFS

I’m speaking at LISA 2013, the “Large Installation System Administration” conference. This conference runs all week in Washington. I’ll be giving two talks during the week, and attending at least one BOF.

My first talk is on Monday during the Gluster Community Day. I’ll be speaking about puppet-gluster, and giving a live demo. I’ll be showing some new features too. If you’d like to talk more about puppet-gluster, or want to attend the talk, give me a shout, or sign up at the above Gluster Community Day link.

On Tuesday, I’ll be giving a talk during Puppet Camp DC. My talk will be about “Pushing Puppet (to the limit)”. I’ve prepared lots of fun puppet hacks, and live demos, so I expect you’ll¬†thoroughly enjoy this.

I’ve got lots of technical hacks, and great code that I’ve published lately, but that I haven’t blogged about yet. If you follow along with my git commits, you’ll be able to figure out most of it, but I’ve got a bunch of articles coming anyways.

Thanks to John Mark and RedHat for sponsoring my trip, Dawn Foster and Kara Sowles for organizing my Puppet talk and Hilary Hartman at USENIX for helping me register.

Happy Hacking,


PS: If you’re at LISA 2013, and you want to buy me dinner and get some light Puppet or Gluster consulting, contact me! You can also give me a shout if you just want to talk tech. If anyone wants to meet up and hack on things, please let me know too.

I'm speaking at LISA 2013

Puppet-Gluster and me at Linuxcon

John Mark Walker, (from Redhat) has been kind enough to invite me to speak at the Linuxcon Gluster Workshop in New Orleans. I’ll be speaking about puppet-gluster, giving demos, and hopefully showing off some new features. I’m also looking forward to meeting up with gluster expert Joe Julian.

If there are features that puppet-gluster is missing, or you have a use case that I haven’t covered, please let me know, and I’ll try to work on it for you ahead of the conference. If you want to meet up for some puppet-gluster help, or to hack on code, I’ll be around from the 16th to the 20th of September. My talk is on the 19th.

Special thanks to John Mark and Redhat for sponsoring this trip. Without them, none of this would be possible.

Happy hacking,