I'm a Site Reliability Engineer at Booking.com,
where I help build tooling to automate lifecycle management for our fleet of bare metal servers,
the bmc-toolbox project was the result of our attempt to break free from vendor specific hardware.
BMC management with bmc-toolbox
This talk is about the bmc-toolbox, an open-source project that leverages the Baseboard Management Controller (iLOs iDracs and similar) to help manage a large fleet (>50K) of bare metal servers at Booking.com
Its goal is to provide vendor agnostic tooling to manage the lifecycle of bare metal servers,
this talk describes the tools part of bmc-toolbox and various aspects of managing a large fleet of bare metal servers.