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Instant Puppet 3 Starter

Jo Rhett

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

ISBN 139781782161745
Paperback50 pages

About This Book

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Learn how deterministic results can vastly reduce your workload
  • Deploy Puppet Server as a Ruby-on-Rails application to handle thousands of clients
  • Design your own module for complex configurations

Who This Book Is For

"Instant Puppet 3 Starter" helps to simplify your life for large scale computing clusters. It is aimed at systems administrators, developers, DevOps engineers, and anyone who manages more than one computer. This is a practical and intuitive Instant Starter guide, guaranteed to improve your understanding and efficiency.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Puppet 3 Starter
So what is Puppet 3?
Quick start – Using the core Puppet resource types
Top 5 features you need to know about
People and places you should get to know

What You Will Learn

  • 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 of when or how often changes are applied
  • Apply Hiera to transfer existing systems into Puppet policy
  • Connect with other users with Puppet Forge
  • Deploy the Puppet server as a Ruby-on-Rails application to handle thousands of clients

In Detail

Puppet is the tool that will save you time. This book teaches you how to do more with less using Puppet 3. This guide ensures the highest level of accuracy so everything is exactly the way you want it, every time. This Starter guide demonstrates the difference between deterministic and procedural results. Most importantly, it teaches you tricks for you to get better results every time, by thinking about and expressing your desired outcome in a deterministic fashion.

"Instant Puppet 3 Starter" provides you with all the information that you need, from startup 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 your first custom module.

Become the Puppet master. Explore how it works and be in awe of the drastic improvement in consistency of your systems, with minimal effort in maintenance. Instant Puppet 3 Starter enables you to write your first policy using core methods to reduce the amount of manual work you would do to set up clients on new systems. In addition you will build a test environment for developing new modules, and source external data for use in the Puppet policy. Finally, you will learn to run the Puppet server under Phusion Passenger to improve performance and scalability. Instant Puppet 3 Starter won’t just introduce you to an application; it will provide you with a working environment that saves you time and effort when deploying code or synchronizing files across systems.


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