Gain complete system consistency using Puppet 3 with Packt's new Instant eBook

March 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of “Instant Puppet 3 Starter", the book that will help readers gain complete consistency from their systems with minimal effort. This book is a practical and intuitive instant starter guide, guaranteed to improve understanding and efficiency.

About the Author:

Jo Rhett is a network engineer and system administrator who has been using, promoting, and enhancing configuration management systems for over 20 years. He implemented the complete package management functionality in Cfengine v2, before transferring his expertise on to Puppet for the last 3 years.

Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance. Using Puppet, one can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage change, scaling from 10s of servers to 1000s, on-premise or in the cloud.

Instant Puppet 3 Starter provides readers with all the information that is needed, from start-up to complete confidence in its use. This book will explore and teach the core components of Puppet, consisting of setting up a working client and server and building the first custom module using core methods to reduce the amount of manual work one would do to setup clients on new systems.

The book will enable readers to:

  • Write a Puppet Policy to auto-configure each new client system in an easy to follow guide.

  • Modify files for individual nodes with a single Puppet resource

  • Write a customized module that encapsulates greater functionality yet simplifies and improves the Puppet Policy.

  • Have full control on when or how often changes are applied

  • Apply Hiera to transfer existing systems in to Puppet Policy

  • Connect with other users with Puppet Forge

  • Deploy Puppet Server as a Ruby-on-Rails application to handle thousands of clients.

Readers will discover how deterministic results can vastly reduce workload and design their own module for complex configurations.

Instant Puppet 3 Starter book is full of illustrations and tips with clear step-by-step instructions and practical examples. To know more about the book, and to check eBook purchasing options, please visit the Packt book-page.


Instant Puppet 3 Starter

Gain complete consistency from systems with minimal effort using Instant Puppet 3 Starter

For more information, please visit the book page

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