UPDATE: This event has been moved to 12/19 so to not conflict with the Aten Design Group holiday party scheduled for 12/12. We courage everyone to attend both events!
It's time for the next Drupal DevOps meetup at the NEWMEDIA Denver offices in lodo. For those that missed the last presentation on Linode stack scripts, you can view the recorded video here http://vimeo.com/79456994. The presentation at this meetup will also be recorded, but we highly recommend that you to attend in order to ask questions and get assistance in setting up these tools so you can start using them now.
The presentation this month will focus on using Chef attributes and template files. One of the major benefits of a tool like Chef is the ability to provision servers and deploy applications in a reproducible way. But what happens when you want to introduce a little (or a lot of) variation in the configurations while still using one set of cookbooks?
One of the easiest ways to get started with this is to start overriding the default attributes that are exposed within the template files of each recipe. Here you get the best of both worlds, allowing you to work from a solid set of defaults and then tuning it to meet the specific requirements of each node. Need more flexibility? Then you may find yourself needing to create your own custom templates.
As always food and beverages will be provided. Doors open at 6:00pm with the presentation starting at 6:30pm. See ya there!
PS. To get the most out of this, be sure to bring your laptop and download https://github.com/cyberswat/drupal-lamp so you can start testing these ideas out, ask questions, and get help from others.