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Definitive Puppet for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Definitive Puppet training course description

Puppet is a framework and toolset for configuration management. This course covers Puppet to enable delegates to manage configurations. Hands on sessions follow all the major sections.

What will you learn
  • Deploy Puppet.
  • Manage configurations with Puppet.
  • Build hosts with Puppet.
  • Produce reports with Puppet.
Definitive Puppet training course details

Definitive Puppet training course contents

  • Getting started with Puppet
  • What is Puppet, Selecting the right version of Puppet, Installing Puppet, Configuring Puppet.

  • Developing and deploying Puppet
  • The puppet apply command and modes of operation, Foreground Puppet master, Developing Puppet with Vagrant, Environments, Making changes to the development environment, Testing the new environments with the Puppet agent, Environment branching and merging, Dynamic Puppet environments with Git branches, Summary, Resources.

  • Scaling Puppet
  • Identifying the challenges, Running the Puppet master with Apache and Passenger, Testing the Puppet master in Apache, Load balancing multiple Puppet masters, Scaling further, Load balancing alternatives. Measuring performance, Splay time, Summary, Going further, Resources.

  • Externalizing Puppet configuration
  • External node classification, Storing node configuration in LDAP, Summary, Resources.

  • Exporting and storing configuration
  • Virtual resources, Getting started with exported and stored configurations, Using exported resources, Expiring state resources, Summary, Resources.

  • Puppet consoles
  • The foreman, Puppet enterprise console, Puppetboard, Summary, Resources.

  • Tools and integration
  • Puppet forge and the module tool, Searching and installing a module from the forge, Generating a module, Managing module dependencies, Testing the modules, Developing Puppet modules with Geppetto, Summary, Resources.

  • Reporting with Puppet
  • Getting started, Configuring reporting, Report processors, Custom reporting, Other Puppet reporters, Summary, Resources.

  • Extending Facter and Puppet
  • Writing and distributing custom facts, Developing custom types, providers and functions, Summary, Resources, Complex data structures, Additional backends, Hiera functions in depth, Module data bindings, Hiera examples. Jiera-2, Summary, Resources.

  • Mcollective
  • Installing and configuring Mcollective, testing, Mcollective plugins, accessing hosts with Metadata.

  • Hiera
  • Lists, initial Hiera configuration, Hiera command line utility, complex data structures, additional backends, Hiera functions in depth, module data bindings. Hiera-2.

Learning path


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Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning.