Stefan Dietrich (DESY)
Marionette Collective, also known as MCollective, is a framework for building server orchestration, monitoring, and parallel job execution. MCollective uses a modern "Publish Subscribe Middleware" for a scalable and fast execution environment. It is a powerful tool in combination with Puppet, due to the good integration. However it can be a challenging task to configure and deploy MCollective in a reliable and secure way. In this talk, we will give an overview of our DESY MCollective setup, the design decisions, intended use and encountered problems.
Sven Sternberger (DESY)