DevOps Automation Cookbook

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Learn
  • Manage, use, and work with code in the Git version management system
  • Manage the life cycle of hosts, from creation to on-going management, using Puppet Razor
  • Create hosts automatically using a simple combination of TFTP, DHCP, and pre-seeds
  • Implement virtual hosts using the ubiquitous VMware ESXi hypervisor
  • Control configuration using the powerful and popular Ansible configuration management system
  • Develop powerful, consistent, and portable containers using Docker
  • Track trends, discover data, and monitor key systems using InfluxDB, syslog, and Sensu
  • Deal efficiently with powerful cloud infrastructures using the Amazon AWS Infrastructure as a Service and the Heroku Platform as a Service
About

There has been a recent explosion in tools that allow you to redefine the delivery of infrastructure and applications, using a combination of automation and testing to deliver continuous deployment. DevOps has garnered interest from every quarter, and is rapidly being recognized as a radical shift, as large as the Agile movement for the delivery of software.

This book takes a collection of some of the coolest software available today and shows you how to use it to create impressive changes to the way you deliver applications and software. It tackles the plethora of tools that are now available to enable organizations to take advantage of the automation, monitoring, and configuration management techniques that define a DevOps-driven infrastructure.

Starting off with the fundamental command-line tools that every DevOps enthusiast must know, this book will guide you through the implementation of the Ansible tool to help you facilitate automation and perform diverse tasks. You will explore how to build hosts automatically with the creation of Apt mirrors and interactive pre-seeds, which are of the utmost importance for Ubuntu automation. You will also delve into the concept of virtualization and creating and manipulating guests with ESXi. Following this, you will venture into the application of Docker; learn how to install, run, network, and restore Docker containers; and also learn how to build containers in Jenkins and deploy apps using a combination of Ansible, Docker, and Jenkins. You will also discover how to filter data with Grafana and the usage of InfluxDB along with unconventional log management. Finally, you will get acquainted with cloud infrastructure, employing the Heroku and Amazon AWS platforms.

By tackling real-world issues, this book will guide you through a huge variety of tools, giving new users the ability to get up and running and offering advanced users some interesting recipes that may help with existing issues.

Features
  • Use some of the powerful tools that have emerged to enable systems administrators and developers to take control and automate the management, monitoring, and creation of complex infrastructures
  • Covers some of the most exciting technologies available to DevOps engineers, and demonstrates multiple techniques for using them
  • A hands-on guide filled with clear examples and multiple methodologies to demonstrate the various DevOps tools available
Page Count 334
Course Length 10 hours 1 minutes
ISBN 9781784392826
Date Of Publication 26 Nov 2015

Authors

Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy is a technology consultant who spends far too much of his time getting excited about automation tools. Michael lives in a tiny village in Suffolk and when he isn't reading, writing, or playing with automation and infrastructure tools, he can be found spending as much time as he can with his family. He runs his own consultancy, Stunt Hamster Ltd, and spends a lot of time telling clients that DevOps is an approach rather than a job title. Stunt Hamster Ltd. has provided services to clients as large as Telefonica O2 and BskyB and is currently working on software to ease the pain of managing decentralized platforms. Michael has previously written Puppet Reporting and Monitoring, published by Packt Publishing.