Puppet + Cisco - How config management make your life "easier"; both network and compute.

Please join the West Michigan Cisco Users Group for our March 30 event! Be sure to forward this information to anyone who may be interested in learning more about technology, all are welcome!

Don't forget to print and use your Parking Pass

This month's topic is on the subject of network management.

How Configuration Management can make your life "easier" -

  • Tools - The importance of configuration management is written about a lot these days, mainly in terms of how to convince your manager of its importance and which tool is the best. What we don’t see a lot of discussion around is the current state and where things are going, so we will address this in this session.
  • Major Benefits of Configuration Management - Tool offer different features, they all share a few major benefits:
    • Consistency,
    • Drift Management
    • Change Management
    • Tool Integration - To create an end to end solution, multiple tools need to be stitched together, as an example we will cover how UCS Director can work with vRealize.
    • Q/A

Speaker - Adam Youngblood

Technical Architect at AHEAD

Adam is a cloud professional who is embracing all of the fresh and exciting technologies while absorbing and practicing them in many forms of the "cloud" daily. If Adam had to put a title to his name it would be, "Cloud Automation and Integration Engineer".


5:30 - 5:45: Registration and Networking

5:45 - 6:00: Sponsor

6:00 - 7:00: Discussion

7:15 - Room closes, After-Meeting Social

Please RSVP!!!

Please use this form to help us get an accurate count for food.

RSVP at:


"AHEAD helps IT innovate by delivering Enterprise Service Management, Cloud Infrastructure, and Mobility solutions. We accomplish this by leveraging the AHEAD Innovation Framework.

Richard Merchant

Sr. Account Manager

Work: 248-795-5810

Mobile: 248-417-6959

Fax: 312.924.5076


Davenport University

6191 Kraft Ave SE

Caledonia, MI 49512

Sneden Hall Meeting Room 1/2/3 (Across from Auditorium)

Please remember to park in an E (Event) parking lot. We suggest section F, as identified on our Location page