Take control of your servers and desktops using Puppet3 with Packt’s new book and eBook

November 2013 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Puppet 3 Cookbook, which will teach readers how to extend Puppet with custom functions, types, and providers. It is packed with tips and inspiring ideas for using Puppet to automate server builds, deployments, and workflows. Available in print, and various electronic formats, the book retails at $44.99 for the print copy and $22.94 for the electronic version.

About the author:

John Arundel is a DevOps consultant, which means he solves difficult problems for a living. He has worked in the tech industry for 20 years. He likes writing books, especially about Puppet. He also provides training and coaching on Puppet.

Puppet 3 Cookbook takes readers beyond the basics to explore the full power of Puppet, showing them in detail how to tackle a variety of real-world problems and applications. At every step it shows exactly what commands are needed to be typed, 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 extending Puppet by adding the reader's own providers and resources. It starts with guidance on how to set up and expand the Puppet infrastructure, then progresses through detailed information on the language and features, external tools, reporting, monitoring, and troubleshooting, and concludes with many specific recipes for managing popular applications.

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 based on the Git version control system. Readers will be introduced to powerful tools that work with Puppet, such as Hiera. The book also explains managing Ruby applications and MySQL databases, building web servers, load balancers, high-availability systems with Heartbeat, and many other state-of-the-art techniques.

The chapters covered in this book are as follows:

Chapter 1: Puppet Infrastructure

Chapter 2: Puppet Language and Style

Chapter 3: Writing Better Manifests

Chapter 4: Working with Files and Packages

Chapter 5: Users and Virtual Resources

Chapter 6: Applications

Chapter 7: Servers and Cloud Infrastructure

Chapter 8: External Tools and the Puppet Ecosystem

Chapter 9: Monitoring, Reporting, and Troubleshooting

Anyone with some experience of Linux systems administration who builds and administers servers, especially in a web operations context will find this book useful. For more information, please visit the book page at: http://www.packtpub.com/puppet-3-cookbook/book.

Puppet3 Cookbook
Packed with tips and inspiring ideas for using Puppet to automate server builds, deployments, and workflows.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/puppet-3-cookbook/book

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