RStudio Professional Products Administration Workshop - rstudio::conf 2020

RStudio Professional Products Administration Workshop

9:00 AM-5:00 PM
2 Day Workshop

Andrie de Vries
Solutions Engineer

This is a two-day workshop for system administrators responsible for RStudio Server Pro, RStudio Connect, and RStudio Package Manager. It is designed to cover everything you need to know to setup and administer RStudio professional products as an integrated tool chain for your R users. Topics will include installation and configuration, user, content, and process management, and advanced topics like offline deployment, high availability, DevOps integration, and security best practices. Learn how to support R users and the people who need access to their work.

During this course you will learn how to install and configure:

  • R, compiled from source, in order to have multiple R versions side-by-side
  • RStudio Server Pro, integrated with LDAP authentication
  • RStudio Connect, integrated with a mail server
  • RStudio Package Manager

Pre-requirements: I assume that you are confident in managing Linux (Ubuntu). Specifically, I assume you already know how to:

  • Edit configuration files using vim or nano
  • Tail a log file
  • Stop and start services
  • SSH into a remote virtual machine

We will not cover any of these topics in detail:

  • Vertical scaling with load balancing
  • Docker, kubernetes and launcher
  • Authentication methods other than LDAP
  • Database configuration, pro drivers
  • Setting up proxies or reverse proxies, e.g. using Nginx or Apache
  • Automated, scripted deployment, e.g. using Chef, Puppet or Ansible