Extending Puppet - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Learn the principles of Puppet language and ecosystem
  • Extract the features of Hiera and PuppetDB’s power usage
  • Explore the different approaches to Puppet architecture design
  • Use Puppet to manage network, cloud, and virtualization devices
  • Manage and test the Puppet code workflow
  • Tweak, hack, and adapt the Puppet extension points
  • Get a run through of the strategies and patterns to introduce Puppet automation
  • Master the art of writing reusable modules
About

Puppet has changed the way we manage our systems, but Puppet itself is changing and evolving, and so are the ways we are using it. To tackle our IT infrastructure challenges and avoid common errors when designing our architectures, an up-to-date, practical, and focused view of the current and future Puppet evolution is what we need. With Puppet, you define the state of your IT infrastructure, and it automatically enforces the desired state.

This book will be your guide to designing and deploying your Puppet architecture. It will help you utilize Puppet to manage your IT infrastructure. Get to grips with Hiera and learn how to install and configure it, before learning best practices for writing reusable and maintainable code. You will also be able to explore the latest features of Puppet 4, before executing, testing, and deploying Puppet across your systems. As you progress, Extending Puppet takes you through higher abstraction modules, along with tips for effective code workflow management.

Finally, you will learn how to develop plugins for Puppet - as well as some useful techniques that can help you to avoid common errors and overcome everyday challenges.

Features
  • Explore the wider Puppet ecosystem of useful tools
  • Design and manage your Puppet architecture for optimum performance
  • Write more efficient code that keeps your infrastructure more robust
Page Count 316
Course Length 9 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781785885686
Date Of Publication 26 Jun 2016

Authors

Alessandro Franceschi

Alessandro is a long time Puppet user, trainer, and consultant.

He started using Puppet in 2007, automating a remarkable amount of customers' infrastructures of different sizes, natures, and complexities.

He has attended several PuppetConf and PuppetCamps as both speaker and participant, always enjoying the vibrant and friendly community, each time learning something new.

Over the years, he started to publish his Puppet code, trying to make it reusable in different scenarios. The result of this work is the example42 Puppet modules and control repo, complete, feature rich, sample Puppet environment. You can read about example42 at www.example42.com.

You can follow Franceschi on his Twitter account at @alvagante.

Jaime Soriano Pastor

Jaime Soriano Pastor was born in Teruel, a small city in Spain. He has always been a passionate about technology and sciences. While studying computer science at the university in his hometown he had his first encounters with Linux and free software, what deeply shaped its career.

He worked for some companies on different and interesting projects from operative systems in embedded devices to the cloud giving him a wide view on several fields of software development and systems administration.

Currently automation, configuration management and continuous integration form a part of his daily work at SRE team in Tuenti Technologies.