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LCFG: Workshop 20th December 2006

20th December 2006
Brenda Moon Suite, Main Library
Morning session: 9.30am - 1pm
Afternoon session: 2pm - 4pm

LCFG is a configuration tool developed in the School of Informatics at Edinburgh University for managing the configuration of large numbers of Unix-like machines. This is now being used extensively by several Schools (and external sites) for managing Linux systems, as well as Solaris and MacOS X.

This is a one day workshop discussing the use and continued development of LCFG across the University. The morning session consists of talks introducing LCFG and describing current deployments and functionality. This is an open session requiring no advance booking and may be of interest to any computing officer. The afternoon session concentrates on discussions of future deployments, development, and collaboration. This session must be booked (via MyEd) and will be of interest only to those computing officers who are or will be active developers. We aim to provide lunch for those staying for the afternoon session.

AM Session (9.30 -13.00)

9.30 - 10.00 Paul Anderson, System Configuration & LCFG
10.00 - 10.45 Kenny MacDonald, LCFG in EUCS
10.45 - 11.15 Break
11.15 - 12.00 Alastair Scobie, Stephen Quinney & Chris Cooke, The LCFG distribution & LCFG in Informatics Part 1, Part 2
12.00 - 12.20 Sean McGeever - LCFG in EPCC
12.20 - 12.40 Michael Gordon - LCFG in SEE
12.40 - 13.00 Discussion/Questions

PM Session (14.00 - 16.00)

This session will be an open discussion on the use of LCFG in Edinburgh University, particularly focused on identifying common issues and improving collaboration. Possible topics are being collated on the Wiki - feel free to contribute topics & comments in advance of the Workshop.