Automated Planning for Configuration Changes

Herry Herry, Paul Anderson, Gerhard Wickler

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This paper describes a prototype implementation of a configuration system which uses automated planning techniques to compute workflow between declarative states. The resulting workflows are executed using the popular combination of Control Tier and Puppet. This allows the tool to be used in unattended "autonomic" situations where manual workflow specification is not feasible. It also ensures that critical operational constraints are maintained throughout the execution of the workflow. We describe the background to the configuration and planning techniques, the architecture of the prototype, and show how the system deals with several examples of typical reconfiguration problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLISA '11: 25th Large Installation System Administration Conference
PublisherUSENIX Association
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-931971-88-1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventLISA '11 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20119 Dec 2011


ConferenceLISA '11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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