1. For The Impatient¶
1.1. What is SIMP?¶
The System Integrity Management Platform (SIMP) is an Open Source framework designed around the concept that individuals and organizations should not need to repeat the work of automating the basic components of their operating system infrastructure.
By using the Puppet automation stack, SIMP is working toward the concept of a self-healing infrastructure that, when used with a consistent configuration management process, will allow users to have confidence that their systems not only start in compliance but remain in compliance over time.
Finally, SIMP has a goal of remaining flexible enough to properly maintain your operational infrastructure. To this end, where possible, the SIMP components are written to allow all security-related capabilities to be easily adjusted to meet the needs of individual applications.
1.2. Diving Right In¶
The fastest way to get started with SIMP is to use one of the following two guides:
- You need an ISO for bare metal or VM installation
- You have an existing system
You should then follow the SIMP User Guide to start configuring the system.