Learning Puppet 4

A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation

Author: Jo Rhett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491908009

Category: Computers

Page: 594

View: 9143

If you're a system administrator, developer, or site reliability engineer responsible for handling hundreds or even thousands of nodes in your network, the Puppet configuration management tool will make your job a whole lot easier. This practical guide shows you what Puppet does, how it works, and how it can provide significant value to your organization. Through hands-on tutorials, DevOps engineer Jo Rhett demonstrates how Puppet manages complex and distributed components to ensure service availability. You’ll learn how to secure configuration consistency across servers, clients, your router, and even that computer in your pocket by setting up your own testing environment. Learn exactly what Puppet is, why it was created, and what problems it solves Tailor Puppet to your infrastructure with a design that meets your specific needs Write declarative Puppet policies to produce consistency in your systems Build, test, and publish your own Puppet modules Manage network devices such as routers and switches with puppet device and integrated Puppet agents Scale Puppet servers for high availability and performance Explore web dashboards and orchestration tools that supplement and complement Puppet

Learning Puppet 4

A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation

Author: Jo Rhett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491908017

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 594

View: 6684

If you're a system administrator, developer, or site reliability engineer responsible for handling hundreds or even thousands of nodes in your network, the Puppet configuration management tool will make your job a whole lot easier. This practical guide shows you what Puppet does, how it works, and how it can provide significant value to your organization. Through hands-on tutorials, DevOps engineer Jo Rhett demonstrates how Puppet manages complex and distributed components to ensure service availability. You’ll learn how to secure configuration consistency across servers, clients, your router, and even that computer in your pocket by setting up your own testing environment. Learn exactly what Puppet is, why it was created, and what problems it solves Tailor Puppet to your infrastructure with a design that meets your specific needs Write declarative Puppet policies to produce consistency in your systems Build, test, and publish your own Puppet modules Manage network devices such as routers and switches with puppet device and integrated Puppet agents Scale Puppet servers for high availability and performance Explore web dashboards and orchestration tools that supplement and complement Puppet

Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide

Author: John Arundel

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782161252

Category: Computers

Page: 204

View: 4779

Presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial format, Puppet 3.0 Beginner’s Guide will lead you through the basics of setting up your Puppet server with plenty of screenshots and real-world solutions.This book is written for system administrators and developers, and anyone else who needs to manage computer systems. You will need to be able to edit text files and run a few commands on the command line, but otherwise no system administration or programming experience is required.

Managing Infrastructure with Puppet

Author: James Loope

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449307639

Category: Computers

Page: 31

View: 4647

Automate your computing systems with Puppet, the popular configuration management framework. Through code samples and real-world examples, this concise introduction shows you how to use Puppet tools and templates to organize and execute configuration plans on your *nix servers. Learn how to manage pools of servers and virtual instances, and discover how Puppet helps you administer access control. If you’re familiar with system administration and Ruby language basics, this book is the ideal way to get up to speed on this open source framework. Install Puppet and learn its manifest syntax and built-in functions Store configurations in a central location with Puppet Master, and define which configurations apply to which nodes Build a framework to create user accounts in place of LDAP or Kerberos KDC Apply techniques to execute and manage server configurations with MCollective Use Puppet as an auditing tool to ensure that configurations are correct Gather information on the nodes you manage with the Facter library

Pro Puppet

Author: Spencer Krum,William Van Hevelingen,Ben Kero,James Turnbull,Jeffrey McCune

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430260416

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 3386

Pro Puppet, Second Edition, now updated for Puppet 3, is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how Puppet has changed in the latest version, how to use it on a variety of platforms, including Windows, how to work with Puppet modules, and how to use Hiera. 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!

Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide

Author: John Arundel

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787120961

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 4439

Puppet is great for developers, system administrators, IT professionals, and anyone laying the foundation for DevOps practices – this comprehensive guide will get you up to speed, all the way from installation to automation to the latest features of Puppet 4.10. About This Book Develop skills to run Puppet 4.10 on single or multiple servers without hiccups Use Puppet to spin up and manage cloud resources such as Amazon EC2 instances Take full advantage of the powerful new features of Puppet 4.10, including loops, data types, structured facts, R10K module management, control repos, and EPP templates Who This Book Is For Puppet Beginner's Guide, Second Edition is designed for those who are new to Puppet, including system administrators and developers who are looking to manage computer server systems for configuration management. No prior programming or system administration experience is assumed. What You Will Learn Covers the latest Puppet 4.10 release Install and set up Puppet and discover the latest and most advanced features Configure, build, and run containers in production using Puppet's industry-leading Docker support Deploy configuration files and templates at super-fast speeds and manage user accounts and access control Automate your IT infrastructure Use the latest features in Puppet 4 onward and its official modules Manage clouds, containers, and orchestration Get to know the best practices to make Puppet more reliable and increase its performance In Detail Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide, Second Edition, gets you up and running with the very latest features of Puppet 4.10, including Docker containers, Hiera data, and Amazon AWS cloud orchestration. Go from beginner to confident Puppet user with a series of clear, practical examples to help you manage every aspect of your server setup. Whether you're a developer, a system administrator, or you are simply curious about Puppet, you'll learn Puppet skills that you can put into practice right away. With practical steps giving you the key concepts you need, this book teaches you how to install packages and config files, create users, set up scheduled jobs, provision cloud instances, build containers, and so much more. Every example in this book deals with something real and practical that you're likely to need in your work, and you'll see the complete Puppet code that makes it happen, along with step-by-step instructions for what to type and what output you'll see. All the examples are available in a GitHub repo for you to download and adapt for your own server setup. Style and approach This tutorial is packed with quick step-by-step instructions that are immediately applicable for beginners. This is an easy-to-read guide, to learn Puppet from scratch, that explains simply and clearly all you need to know to use this essential IT power tool, while applying these solutions to real-world scenarios.

Mastering Puppet

Author: Thomas Uphill

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783982195

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 6748

Presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial format and packed with examples, this book will lead you through making the best out of Puppet in an enterprise environment. If you are a system administrator or developer who has used Puppet in production and are looking for ways to easily use Puppet in an enterprise environment, this book is for you. This book assumes an intermediate knowledge of Puppet and is intended for those writing modules or deploying Puppet in an enterprise environment.

Learning Puppet

Author: Jussi Heinonen

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784391247

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 3840

Build intelligent software stacks with the Puppet configuration management suite About This Book Develop high-quality Puppet modules in an isolated development environment Manage complex development environments with industry-leading configuration management tool A comprehensive guide to get you started with Puppet development and deployment in virtual environments Who This Book Is For If you are new to configuration management and IT automation processes and are looking for better ways to manage system configuration changes at scale, this book is for you. Basic knowledge of Linux System Administration is a prerequisite. What You Will Learn Manage your system with Puppet instantly Develop Puppet in an isolated development environment Make your manifests reusable to avoid re-inventing the wheel Automate monitoring to improve the user experience through increased uptime Enable nodes to communicate with each other via Puppet Master Make environment configuration dynamic using stored configurations and PuppetDB Extend Puppet beyond the built-in functionalities Manage your environment through the Puppet Enterprise console In Detail Puppet is a cross-platform, open source configuration management utility, which runs on various Unix, Linux, and Windows Microsoft platforms. It allows you to automate all your IT configurations, giving you control of what you do to each node, and also when and how you do it. You'll be able to build and manage development, test, and production environments independently without requiring previous system administration experience. Learning Puppet is a step-by-step guide on how to get started with Puppet development and use Puppet modules as the building blocks to deploy production-ready application cluster in virtual environment. You will begin with the installation of development environment on the VirtualBox hypervisor and Puppet Learning VM that will be used as the platform for testing and development of Puppet modules. Next, you will learn how to manage virtual machines and snapshots effectively and enhance the development experience with advanced VirtualBox features. Later the book will focus on Puppet module development in detail. You will be guided through the process of utilizing existing modules that are available in the public module repository, write your own modules and use them to deploy a real-world web application that includes features such as monitoring and load balancing. You will then learn to scale your environment and turn your static configuration into a dynamic one through stored configurations and PuppetDB. Finally, the book will provide you with practical advice on Puppet troubleshooting and managing your environment with the wealth of features provided by the Puppet Enterprise console. Style and approach A comprehensive introductory guide to help you manage your infrastructure with Puppet. All instructions and explanations are supported with screenshots and code examples to ensure you get an easy start with Puppet.

Puppet 5 Essentials

Author: Martin Alfke,Felix Frank

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787285367

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 2640

A Guide to managing servers and automation About This Book Breeze through Puppet's key features and performance improvements to bring real advantages to your IT infrastructure Discover Puppet best practices to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls Examples to help you get to grips with Puppet and succeed with everyday IT automation Who This Book Is For This book targets experienced IT professionals and new Puppet uses, who will learn all they need to know to go from installation to advanced automation. Get a rapid introduction to the essential topics and learn how to build best practices for advanced automation with Puppet. What You Will Learn Understand declarative configuration management Make use of GIT-based deployment workflows Extend Factor with secure elements Create modular and reusable Puppet code Extend your code base with publicly available Puppet modules Separate logic from data by using Hiera Understand and develop Puppet Roles and Profiles In Detail Puppet is a configuration management tool that allows you to automate all your IT configurations, giving you control over what you do to each Puppet Agent in a network, and when and how you do it. In this age of digital delivery and ubiquitous Internet presence, it's becoming increasingly important to implement scaleable and portable solutions, not only in terms of software, but also the system that runs it. This book gets you started quickly with Puppet and its tools in the right way. It highlights improvements in Puppet and provides solutions for upgrading. It starts with a quick introduction to Puppet in order to quickly get your IT automation platform in place. Then you learn about the Puppet Agent and its installation and configuration along with Puppet Server and its scaling options. The book adopts an innovative structure and approach, and Puppet is explained with flexible use cases that empower you to manage complex infrastructures easily. Finally, the book will take readers through Puppet and its companion tools such as Facter, Hiera, and R10k and how to make use of tool chains. Style and approach This book aims to impart all the knowledge required to tap into not only the basics of Puppet, but also its core. The basic ideas and principles of Puppet-based designs are explored and explained. Sophisticated tools are presented to enable you to use Puppet efficiently and productively.

Puppet for Containerization

Author: Scott Coulton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785885383

Category: Computers

Page: 222

View: 9322

Learn about configuration management and gain complete control of your Docker containers using Puppet About This Book This is the first book that focuses specifically on the combination of containerization and configuration management tools as the landscape for system administration changes It demonstrates to administrators how to seamlessly integrate containerization without disrupting their entire system It provides a canny way for you to grow your tool kit and embrace new tech such as Docker while building on your existing skill set Who This Book Is For This book is designed for system administrators who are looking to explore containerization. Intermediate experience and expertise with Puppet is presumed. What You Will Learn Write Puppet modules to build Docker Create Docker Compose templates with .erb files Get to know the architecture of Docker schedulers Create a Docker network and service discovery framework Build a fully functional Docker scheduler with Puppet Make Docker production ready with Puppet In Detail This book teaches you how to take advantage of the new benefits of containerization systems such as Docker, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, and Docker UCP, without losing the panoptical power of proper configuration management. You will learn how to integrate your containerized applications and modules with your Puppet workflow. You will also understand how to manage, monitor, and orchestrate hosts to keep deployed containers running seamlessly. With the help of this book, you can efficiently automate and document with containers, as a part of your system. The book will also cover use cases of deploying Puppet within a containerized environment. Style and approach This book uniquely focuses on the pain point of making containerization part of a bigger, established workflow of system administration. It will begin with the presumption that one has a use for Docker containers, and a background in system administration. Then, step by step, it takes you through the concepts and methods necessary to integrate this new time-saving technology into a well-managed configuration run by Puppet.

Pulling Strings with Puppet

Configuration Management Made Easy

Author: James Turnbull

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430206225

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 3654

Competent system administrators know their success hinges upon being able to perform often tedious tasks with rigor and punctuality. Such metrics are often achieved only by instituting a considerable degree of automation, something that has become even more crucial as IT environments continue to scale both in terms of size and complexity. One of the most powerful system administration tools to be released is Puppet, a solution capable of automating nearly every aspect of a system administrator's job, from user management, to software installation, to even configuring server services such as FTP and LDAP. Pulling Strings with Puppet: Configuration Management Made Easy is the first book to introduce the powerful Puppet system administration tool. Author James Turnbull will guide you through Puppet's key features, showing you how to install and configure the software, create automated Puppet tasks, known as recipes, and even create reporting solutions and extend Puppet further to your own needs. A bonus chapter is included covering the Facter library, which makes it a breeze to automate the retrieval of server configuration details such as IP and MAC addresses.

Learning MCollective

Parallel Server Management in Puppet and Chef

Author: Jo Rhett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491945702

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 2658

Orchestrate change across server clusters in near realtime with MCollective, the framework that works in concert with Puppet, Chef, and other configuration management tools. Ideal for system administrators and operations or DevOps engineers at any level, this hands-on guide teaches you how to build and test a real installation of MCollective servers and clients in your environment. Learn how to build an entire installation by hand, know where every configuration file lives, and understand every configuration parameter and what it means. Whether you manage a small environment or one that’s immense in scale, this book shows you how to orchestrate specific actions faster and better than you do now. Tour MCollective’s architecture, backbone, transport, and security controls Configure MCollective components to match your production environment Create and use collectives to handle thousands of remote MCollective agents Use ActiveMQ Network of Brokers to resolve multi-site or redundancy requirements Learn how to use community-built client and agent plugins, with concrete examples Create your own server and client plugins to perform a variety of actions Learn recommended best practices for using MCollective

Puppet 3 Cookbook

Author: John Arundel

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782169512

Category: Computers

Page: 274

View: 7160

Puppet 3 Cookbook is written in a Cookbook style, showing you how to set up and expand your Puppet infrastructure. It not only gives you everything you need to become a Puppet expert, but includes powerful code samples and techniques developed over many years of production experience. With it, you'll save time and effort by automating tedious manual processes, impress your boss by delivering better business value from IT, and future-proof your career by getting to grips with the new technologies revolutionizing the industry."Puppet 3 Cookbook" is for anyone who builds and administers servers, especially in a web operations context. It requires some experience of Linux systems administration, including familiarity with the command line, file system, and text editing. No programming experience is required.

Puppet 5 Beginner's Guide - Third Edition

Author: John Arundel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788472906

Category: Computers

Page: 266

View: 5171

Puppet 5 Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is a practical guide that gets you up and running with the very latest features of Puppet 5.About This Book* Develop skills to run Puppet 5 on single or multiple servers without hiccups* Use Puppet to create and manage cloud resources such as Amazon EC2 instances* Take full advantage of powerful new features of Puppet including loops, data types, Hiera integration, and container managementWho This Book Is ForPuppet 5 Beginner's Guide, Third Edition is designed for those who are new to Puppet, including system administrators and developers who are looking to manage computer server systems for configuration management. No prior programming or system administration experience is assumed.What You Will Learn* Understand the latest Puppet 5 features* Install and set up Puppet and discover the latest and most advanced features* Configure, build, and run containers in production using Puppet's industry-leading Docker support* Deploy configuration files and templates at super-fast speeds and manage user accounts and access control* Automate your IT infrastructure* Use the latest features in Puppet 5 onward and its official modules* Manage clouds, containers, and orchestration* Get to know the best practices to make Puppet more reliable and increase its performanceIn DetailPuppet 5 Beginner's Guide, Third Edition gets you up and running with the very latest features of Puppet 5, including Docker containers, Hiera data, and Amazon AWS cloud orchestration. Go from beginner to confident Puppet user with a series of clear, practical examples to help you manage every aspect of your server setup.Whether you're a developer, a system administrator, or you are simply curious about Puppet, you'll learn Puppet skills that you can put into practice right away. With practical steps giving you the key concepts you need, this book teaches you how to install packages and config files, create users, set up scheduled jobs, provision cloud instances, build containers, and so much more.Every example in this book deals with something real and practical that you're likely to need in your work, and you'll see the complete Puppet code that makes it happen, along with step-by-step instructions for what to type and what output you'll see. All the examples are available in a GitHub repo for you to download and adapt for your own server setup.Style and approachThis tutorial is packed with quick step-by-step instructions that are immediately applicable for beginners. This is an easy-to-read guide, to learn Puppet from scratch, that explains simply and clearly all you need to know to use this essential IT power tool, while applying these solutions to real-world scenarios.

Learning Chef

A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation

Author: Mischa Taylor,Seth Vargo

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491945109

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 2669

Get a hands-on introduction to the Chef, the configuration management tool for solving operations issues in enterprises large and small. Ideal for developers and sysadmins new to configuration management, this guide shows you to automate the packaging and delivery of applications in your infrastructure. You’ll be able to build (or rebuild) your infrastructure’s application stack in minutes or hours, rather than days or weeks. After teaching you how to write Ruby-based Chef code, this book walks you through different Chef tools and configuration management concepts in each chapter, using detailed examples throughout. All you need to get started is command-line experience and familiarity with basic system administration. Configure your Chef development environment and start writing recipes Create Chef cookbooks with recipes for each part of your infrastructure Use Test Kitchen to manage sandbox testing environments Manage single nodes with Chef client, and multiple nodes with Chef Server Use data bags for storing shared global data between nodes Simulate production Chef Server environments with Chef Zero Classify different types of services in your infrastructure with roles Model life stages of your application, including development, testing, staging, and production

Puppet 5 Essentials Third Edition

Author: Martin Alfke,Felix Frank

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781787284715

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 5287

A Guide to managing servers and automationAbout This Book* Breeze through Puppet's key features and performance improvements to bring real advantages to your IT infrastructure* Discover Puppet best practices to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls* Examples to help you get to grips with Puppet and succeed with everyday IT automationWho This Book Is ForThis book targets experienced IT professionals and new Puppet uses, who will learn all they need to know to go from installation to advanced automation. Get a rapid introduction to the essential topics and learn how to build best practices for advanced automation with Puppet.What You Will Learn* Understand declarative configuration management* Make use of GIT-based deployment workflows* Extend Factor with secure elements* Create modular and reusable Puppet code* Extend your code base with publicly available Puppet modules* Separate logic from data by using Hiera* Understand and develop Puppet Roles and ProfilesIn DetailPuppet is a configuration management tool that allows you to automate all your IT configurations, giving you control over what you do to each Puppet Agent in a network, and when and how you do it. In this age of digital delivery and ubiquitous Internet presence, it's becoming increasingly important to implement scaleable and portable solutions, not only in terms of software, but also the system that runs it.This book gets you started quickly with Puppet and its tools in the right way. It highlights improvements in Puppet and provides solutions for upgrading. It starts with a quick introduction to Puppet in order to quickly get your IT automation platform in place. Then you learn about the Puppet Agent and its installation and configuration along with Puppet Server and its scaling options. The book adopts an innovative structure and approach, and Puppet is explained with flexible use cases that empower you to manage complex infrastructures easily.Finally, the book will take readers through Puppet and its companion tools such as Facter, Hiera, and R10k and how to make use of tool chains.Style and approachThis book aims to impart all the knowledge required to tap into not only the basics of Puppet, but also its core. The basic ideas and principles of Puppet-based designs are explored and explained. Sophisticated tools are presented to enable you to use Puppet efficiently and productively.

DevOps for Networking

Author: Steven Armstrong

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786460564

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 1916

Boost your organization's growth by incorporating networking in the DevOps culture About This Book Implement networking fundamentals to the DevOps culture with ease, improving your organization's stability Leverage various open source tools such as Puppet and Ansible in order to automate your network This step-by-step learning guide collaborating the functions of developers and network administrators Who This Book Is For The book is aimed for Network Engineers, Developers, IT operations and System admins who are planning to incorporate Networking in DevOps culture and have no knowledge about it. What You Will Learn Learn about public and private cloud networking using AWS and OpenStack as examples Explore strategies that can be used by engineers or managers to initiate the cultural changes required to enable the automation of network functions Learn about SDN and how an API-driven approach to networking can help solve common networking problems Get the hang of configuration management tools, such as Ansible and Jenkins, that can be used to orchestrate and configure network devices Setup continuous integration, delivery, and deployment pipelines for network functions Create test environments for network changes Understand how load balancing is becoming more software defined with the emergence of microservice applications In Detail Frustrated that your company's network changes are still a manual set of activities that slow developers down? It doesn't need to be that way any longer, as this book will help your company and network teams embrace DevOps and continuous delivery approaches, enabling them to automate all network functions. This book aims to show readers network automation processes they could implement in their organizations. It will teach you the fundamentals of DevOps in networking and how to improve DevOps processes and workflows by providing automation in your network. You will be exposed to various networking strategies that are stopping your organization from scaling new projects quickly. You will see how SDN and APIs are influencing DevOps transformations, which will in turn help you improve the scalability and efficiency of your organizations networks operations. You will also find out how to leverage various configuration management tools such as Ansible, to automate your network. The book will also look at containers and the impact they are having on networking as well as looking at how automation impacts network security in a software-defined network. Style and approach This will be a comprehensive, learning guide for teaching our readers how networking can be leveraged to improve the DevOps culture for any organization.

Learning Puppet for Windows Server

Author: Fuat Ulugay

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785289942

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 8631

Organize your Windows environment using Puppet tools to unload administrative burdens in a short time! About This Book Learn to install and implement a Puppet server for Windows administration Script Puppet manifests, functions, templates and facts for Windows A step-by-step guide that helps you to make your Windows environment more secure with Puppet Who This Book Is For This book is for Windows administrators who are looking for ways to automate management tasks of Windows servers and clients. Prior experience in Windows administration and a basic knowledge of Linux and Puppet will help you create wonders using this book. What You Will Learn Install Puppet on a Windows server and Foreman interface to have a user-friendly Puppet working environment Discover how to install Puppet agents to single or multiple computers and get your hosts connected to Puppetmaster in one shot Understand all about creating modules, writing manifests, managing files, services and, users in Puppet Learn how to install Puppet Forge modules to complete tasks such as registry management, ACL, and firewall. Explore the usage of Puppet facts, functions and modules to have a deeper understanding of how Puppet functions Manage installation and updates of third party software using Puppet with Chocolatey to completely forgo the manual update chores in your daily plan Use Puppet for Windows security to have a more secure environment In Detail Puppet is a configuration management tool. It allows you to automate all your IT configurations by giving you control of what you do to each “node” (Puppet agent), focusing also on when and how you do it. In context, Puppet is a cross-platform tool that is widely used for Unix-like and Microsoft Windows systems declaratively. However, it has been used more popularly for Unix-like systems. This book provides insights into using Puppet for Windows administration tasks such as server setup, application updates, and service management. This book kicks off with the fundamentals of Puppet by helping you with the installation of Puppet on a Windows server and progresses with the introduction of the Foreman interface for managing Puppet nodes. Next, you deal with the installation of Puppet agents on multiple clients and how to connect them to your Puppet server by grouping your nodes for easy management. You then become familiarized with the scripting of Puppet manifests along with an understanding of the module structure in Puppet. You further move on to the installation of Puppet Forge Modules and their usage in Windows along with advanced topics such as facts, functions and templates. Moreover, you also venture into the security aspects for Windows by gaining insights into various security settings that will make your server and clients more secure from hackers using different attack vectors. You will also use Puppet and Chocolatey to install and update software. You finally round off by learning how to check the details of reporting and status monitoring along with the automation of installing and updating software for multiple Windows clients arming you with ample artillery to tame Puppet for your future projects. Style and approach This book uses a step-by-step and easy-to-learn approach that helps make your Windows environment manageable with Puppet. Each chapter is explained in detail and with many screenshots. Almost all the scenarios and examples are taken from real-world scenarios.

DevOps: Puppet, Docker, and Kubernetes

Author: Thomas Uphill,John Arundel,Neependra Khare,Hideto Saito,Hui-Chuan Chloe Lee,Ke-Jou Carol Hsu

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178829968X

Category: Computers

Page: 925

View: 1982

Get hands-on recipes to automate and manage Linux containers with the Docker 1.6 environment and jump-start your Puppet development About This Book Successfully deploy DevOps with proven solutions and recipes Automate your infrastructure with Puppet and combine powerful DevOps methods Deploy and manage highly scalable applications using Kubernetes streamline the way you manage your applications Who This Book Is For This Learning Path is for developers, system administrators, and DevOps engineers who want to use Puppet, Docker, and Kubernetes in their development, QA, or production environments. This Learning Path assumes experience with Linux administration and requires some experience with command-line usage and basic text file editing. What You Will Learn Discover how to build high availability Kubernetes clusters Deal with inherent issues with container virtualization and container concepts Create services with Docker to enable the swift development and deployment of applications Make optimum use of Docker in a testing environment Create efficient manifests to streamline your deployments Automate Puppet master deployment using Git hooks, r10k, and PuppetDB In Detail With so many IT management and DevOps tools on the market, both open source and commercial, it's difficult to know where to start. DevOps is incredibly powerful when implemented correctly, and here's how to get it done.This Learning Path covers three broad areas: Puppet, Docker, and Kubernetes. This Learning Path is a large resource of recipes to ease your daily DevOps tasks. We begin with recipes that help you develop a complete and expert understanding of Puppet's latest and most advanced features. Then we provide recipes that help you efficiently work with the Docker environment. Finally, we show you how to better manage containers in different scenarios in production using Kubernetes. This course is based on these books: Puppet Cookbook, Third Edition Docker Cookbook Kubernetes Cookbook Style and approach This easy-to-follow tutorial-style guide teaches you precisely how to configure complex systems in Puppet and manage your containers using Kubernetes.