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 is Puppet, Selecting the right version of Puppet, Installing Puppet, Configuring 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.
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.
External node classification, Storing node configuration in LDAP, Summary, Resources.
Virtual resources, Getting started with exported and stored configurations, Using exported resources, Expiring state resources, Summary, Resources.
The foreman, Puppet enterprise console, Puppetboard, Summary, Resources.
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.
Getting started, Configuring reporting, Report processors, Custom reporting, Other Puppet reporters, Summary, Resources.
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.
Installing and configuring Mcollective, testing, Mcollective plugins, accessing hosts with Metadata.
Lists, initial Hiera configuration, Hiera command line utility, complex data structures, additional backends, Hiera functions in depth, module data bindings. Hiera-2.
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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.