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Puppet 2.7 Cookbook

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Learn
  • Make Puppet reliable, performant, and scalable
  • Produce eye-catching reports and information for management
  • Understand common error messages and troubleshooting common problems
  • Manage large networks with tools like Foreman and MCollective
  • Use classes and inheritance to write powerful Puppet code
  • Deploy configuration files and templates for lightning-fast installations
  • Use virtual machines to build test and staging environments, and production systems on cloud platforms such as EC2
  • Automate every aspect of your systems including provisioning, deployment and change management

 

About

A revolution is coming to IT operations. Configuration management tools can build servers in seconds, and automate your entire network. Tools like Puppet are essential to take full advantage of the power of cloud computing, and build reliable, scalable, secure, high-performance systems.

The book takes you beyond the basics to explore the full power of Puppet, showing you in detail how to tackle a variety of real-world problems and applications. At every step it shows you exactly what commands you need to type, and includes full code samples for every recipe.

The book takes the reader from a basic knowledge of Puppet to a complete and expert understanding of Puppet’s latest and most advanced features, community best practices, writing great manifests, scaling and performance, and how to extend Puppet by adding your own providers and resources.

The book includes real examples from production systems and techniques that are in use in some of the world’s largest Puppet installations, including a distributed Puppet architecture and a high-performance Puppetmaster solution using Apache and Passenger.

Features
  • Shows you how to use 100 powerful advanced features of Puppet, with detailed step-by-step instructions
  • Covers all the popular tools and frameworks used with Puppet: Dashboard, Foreman, MCollective, and more
  • Includes the latest features and updates in Puppet 2.7
  • Written in a simple, practical style by a professional systems administrator and Puppet expert, every recipe has detailed step-by-step instructions showing you the exact commands and configuration settings you need
Page Count 300
Course Length 9 hours 0 minutes
ISBN 9781849515382
Date Of Publication 23 Oct 2011

Authors

John Arundel

John Arundel is a DevOps consultant, which means he helps people build world-class web operations teams and infrastructures and has fun doing it. He was formerly a senior operations engineer at global telco Verizon, designing resilient, high-performance infrastructures for major corporations such as Ford, McDonald's, and Bank of America. He is now an independent consultant, working closely with selected clients to deliver web-scale performance and enterprise-grade resilience on a startup budget.

He likes writing books, especially about Puppet (Puppet 2.7 Cookbook and Puppet 3 Cookbook are available from Packt). He also provides training and coaching on Puppet and DevOps, which, it turns out, is far harder than simply doing the work himself.

Off the clock, he is a medal-winning, competitive rifle and pistol shooter and a decidedly uncompetitive piano player. He lives in a small cottage in Cornwall, England and believes, like Cicero, that, if you have a garden and a library, then you have everything you need.

You may like to follow him on Twitter at @bitfield.