The UK Tier 1 Centre at RAL will increase in size significantly in the coming year. The need for better automation of both system deployment and ongoing configuration management has prompted a survey of possible solutions. Since deciding to adopt Quattor earlier this year, we have successfully deployed our new SL5 batch service using the system and are already seeing better consistency and easier management. The talk will discuss the options we considered and planning and carrying out the deployment of a complex management system while avoiding disruption of the running farm.
Mr Ian Collier (UK Tier1 Centre)