Managing large numbers of production sites can be time consuming, even painful. Drupal supports multiple sites from a single code base, but this doesn't doesn't help much when you are dealing with more than a handful of sites at a time. The Aegir project changes all this. Dave Hall will explain how he uses Aegir and Drupal to deploy and manage thousands of production sites. In this workshop, Dave will walk attendees through installing aegir, building a platform and deploying their first site. At the end of the session participants should be confident using aegir and associated tools to manage their Drupal sites.