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Pro Puppet / Edition 1
     

Pro Puppet / Edition 1

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by James Turnbull, Jeffrey McCune
 

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ISBN-10: 1430230576

ISBN-13: 9781430230571

Pub. Date: 05/03/2011

Publisher: Apress

Pro Puppet is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. The book is a comprehensive follow-up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend

Overview

Pro Puppet is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. The book is a comprehensive follow-up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend Puppet, and use Facter to gather configuration data from your servers.

Puppet is a must-have tool for system administrators, and Pro Puppet will teach you how to maximize its capabilities and customize it for your environment.

  • Install and configure Puppet to immediately start automating tasks and create reporting solutions
  • Learn insider tricks and techniques to better manage your infrastructure
  • Become a Puppet expert!

What you’ll learn

  • See how to install Puppet on a variety of platforms
  • Learn how to manage infrastructure with Puppet
  • Discover how to scale Puppet to suit small, medium, and large organizations
  • Learn how to integrate Puppet with other tools such as Cucumber and Nagios
  • Discover advanced Puppet techniques to make managing your environment easier
  • Learn how to develop and extend Puppet to suit your environment


Who this book is for

Systems administrators, implementers and systems integrators.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Puppet
  2. Building Hosts with Puppet
  3. Working with Environments
  4. Puppet Scalability
  5. Externalizing Puppet Configuration
  6. Exporting and Storing Configuration
  7. Puppet Consoles: Dashboard and The Foreman
  8. Tools and Integration
  9. Reporting with Puppet
  10. Extending Facter and Puppet
  11. Marionette Collective
  12. Working with Puppet


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430230571
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with Puppet
  2. Building Hosts with Puppet
  3. Working with Environments
  4. Puppet Scalability
  5. Externalizing Puppet Configuration
  6. Exporting and Storing Configuration
  7. Puppet Consoles: Dashboard and The Foreman
  8. Tools and Integration
  9. Reporting with Puppet
  10. Extending Facter and Puppet
  11. Marionette Collective
  12. Working with Puppet


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Pro Puppet 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Itamar_Hassin More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent Puppet book for beginners and professionals alike. I manage a software team and have read this book cover-to-cover in order to study Puppet for our team's use on a daily basis. Despite step-by-step instructions for the initial installation, I needed some tinkering since different OSs have slightly different distributions, but once I had a server and agent running on two different VMs (Ubuntu) - there was an "Aha!" moment when the agent had emacs automatically installed on it! Getting past the initial installation phase allowed me to really enjoy the rest of the book as well as enjoy Puppet itself. Puppet is not trivial, but the book covers its concepts very clearly and one "gets" it quite early on (especially if you get your hands dirty and follow along the examples). The book then expertly guides the reader to its "pro" section detailing use of Puppet with configuration management tools such as git and db-based storage. It then goes on to detail how to use AMQ with Puppet for scaling. I doubt I will use such a robust configuration, but was thrilled to see how flexible and extensible Puppet is by use of load-balancers and integration with Apache/Passenger. Overall, the book is well written, and I would highly recommend it as a *text book* for Puppet. This is a readable text book on the subject - not a reference manual, although it has countless links to the reference manuals. I always wanted to learn Puppet, and this book certainly is the one to read if you're dealing with configuration management whether as a developer or a DevOps person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago