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: 402

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

Author: Jussi Heinonen

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784391247

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 5240

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.

Pro Puppet

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

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430260416

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 4452

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 5 Essentials

Author: Martin Alfke,Felix Frank

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787285367

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 5288

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.

Learning MCollective

Parallel Server Management in Puppet and Chef

Author: Jo Rhett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491945702

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 3965

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

Mastering Puppet

Author: Thomas Uphill

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785882597

Category: Computers

Page: 276

View: 9286

Master Puppet for configuration management of your systems in an enterprise deployment About This Book This book is an advanced guide to using and deploying Puppet 4 in your organization with a special focus on issues faced in larger enterprise deployments From an experienced author, learn to deal with scaling, performance, and multiple developers with the help of real-world examples This is the most up-to-date guide on Puppet, and covers the advanced concepts of Puppet 4 Who This Book Is For This book is for those who have intermediate knowledge of Puppet and are looking to deploy it in their environment. Some idea how to write simple modules for configuration management with Puppet is a prerequisite for this book. What You Will Learn Scale out your Puppet infrastructure using proxying techniques Automate your code promotion workflow using Git and r10k Solve real-world problems using public modules from the Puppet Forge Use Hiera to separate the data of your configuration from the code of your configuration Write your own custom facts in Ruby Extend Puppet with your own custom facts, modules, and types Use exported resources to orchestrate change between machines Debug a puppetserver using Java techniques In Detail Puppet is a configuration management system and a language. It was written for and by system administrators to manage large numbers of systems efficiently and prevent configuration drifts. Mastering Puppet deals with the issues faced when scaling out Puppet to handle large numbers of nodes. It will show you how to fit Puppet into your enterprise and allow many developers to work on your Puppet code simultaneously. In addition, you will learn to write custom facts and roll your own modules to solve problems. Next, popular options for performing reporting and orchestration tasks will be introduced in this book. Moving over to troubleshooting techniques, which will be very useful. The concepts presented are useful to any size organization. By the end of the book, you will know how to deal with problems of scale and exceptions in your code, automate workflows, and support multiple developers working simultaneously. Style and approach This book is a step-wise guide packed with examples to help you configure complex systems in Puppet.

Learning Puppet for Windows Server

Author: Fuat Ulugay

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785289942

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 7246

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.

Mastering Puppet - Second Edition

Author: Thomas Narrabilis,Thomas Uphill

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785888106

Category: Computers

Page: 276

View: 9372

Master Puppet for configuration management of your systems in an enterprise deploymentAbout This Book- This book is an advanced guide to using and deploying Puppet 4 in your organization with a special focus on issues faced in larger enterprise deployments- From an experienced author, learn to deal with scaling, performance, and multiple developers with the help of real-world examples- This is the most up-to-date guide on Puppet, and covers the advanced concepts of Puppet 4Who This Book Is ForThis book is for those who have intermediate knowledge of Puppet and are looking to deploy it in their environment. Some idea how to write simple modules for configuration management with Puppet is a prerequisite for this book.What You Will Learn- Scale out your Puppet infrastructure using proxying techniques- Automate your code promotion workflow using Git and r10k- Solve real-world problems using public modules from the Puppet Forge- Use Hiera to separate the data of your configuration from the code of your configuration- Write your own custom facts in Ruby- Extend Puppet with your own custom facts, modules, and types- Use exported resources to orchestrate change between machines- Debug a puppetserver using Java techniquesIn DetailPuppet is a configuration management system and a language. It was written for and by system administrators to manage large numbers of systems efficiently and prevent configuration drifts.Mastering Puppet deals with the issues faced when scaling out Puppet to handle large numbers of nodes. It will show you how to fit Puppet into your enterprise and allow many developers to work on your Puppet code simultaneously. In addition, you will learn to write custom facts and roll your own modules to solve problems. Next, popular options for performing reporting and orchestration tasks will be introduced in this book. Moving over to troubleshooting techniques, which will be very useful. The concepts presented are useful to any size organization.By the end of the book, you will know how to deal with problems of scale and exceptions in your code, automate workflows, and support multiple developers working simultaneously.Style and approachThis book is a step-wise guide packed with examples to help you configure complex systems in Puppet.

Learning Chef

A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation

Author: Mischa Taylor,Seth Vargo

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491945117

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 366

View: 786

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

Projekt Phoenix

Der Roman über IT und DevOps – Neue Erfolgsstrategien für Ihre Firma

Author: Gene Kim

Publisher: O'Reilly

ISBN: 3960100671

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7809

Bill ist IT-Manager bei Parts Unlimited. An einem Dienstagmorgen erhält er auf der Fahrt zur Arbeit einen Anruf seines CEO. Die neue IT-Initiative der Firma mit dem Codenamen Projekt Phoenix ist entscheidend für die Zukunft von Parts Unlimited, aber das Projekt hat Budget und Zeitplan massiv überzogen. Der CEO will, dass Bill direkt an ihn berichtet und das ganze Chaos in neunzig Tagen aufräumt, denn sonst wird Bills gesamte Abteilung outgesourct. Mit der Hilfe eines Vorstandsmitglieds und dessen mysteriöser Philosophie der Drei Wege wird Bill klar, dass IT-Arbeit mehr mit dem Fertigungsbereich in einer Fabrik zu tun hat als er sich je vorstellen konnte. Die Zeit drängt: Bill muss dafür sorgen, dass der Arbeitsfluss auch zwischen den Abteilungen deutlich besser läuft und das Business-Funktionalität zuverlässig bereitgestellt wird. Drei Koryphäen der DevOps-Bewegung liefern hier die rasante und unterhaltsame Story, in der sich jeder, der im IT-Bereich arbeitet, wiederfinden wird. Sie erfahren nicht nur, wie Sie Ihre eigene IT-Organisation verbessern können - nach der Lektüre dieses Buchs werden Sie IT auch nie wieder so sehen wie zuvor.

DevOps Automation Cookbook

Author: Michael Duffy

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178439839X

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 4481

Over 120 recipes covering key automation techniques through code management and virtualization offered by modern Infrastructure as a Service About This Book Use some of the powerful tools that have emerged to enable systems administrators and developers to take control and automate the management, monitoring, and creation of complex infrastructures Covers some of the most exciting technologies available to DevOps engineers, and demonstrates multiple techniques for using them A hands-on guide filled with clear examples and multiple methodologies to demonstrate the various DevOps tools available Who This Book Is For If you are a systems administrator or developer who is keen to employ DevOps techniques to help with the day-to-day complications of managing complex infrastructures, then this book is for you. No prior knowledge of DevOps tools is required. What You Will Learn Manage, use, and work with code in the Git version management system Manage the life cycle of hosts, from creation to on-going management, using Puppet Razor Create hosts automatically using a simple combination of TFTP, DHCP, and pre-seeds Implement virtual hosts using the ubiquitous VMware ESXi hypervisor Control configuration using the powerful and popular Ansible configuration management system Develop powerful, consistent, and portable containers using Docker Track trends, discover data, and monitor key systems using InfluxDB, syslog, and Sensu Deal efficiently with powerful cloud infrastructures using the Amazon AWS Infrastructure as a Service and the Heroku Platform as a Service In Detail There has been a recent explosion in tools that allow you to redefine the delivery of infrastructure and applications, using a combination of automation and testing to deliver continuous deployment. DevOps has garnered interest from every quarter, and is rapidly being recognized as a radical shift, as large as the Agile movement for the delivery of software. This book takes a collection of some of the coolest software available today and shows you how to use it to create impressive changes to the way you deliver applications and software. It tackles the plethora of tools that are now available to enable organizations to take advantage of the automation, monitoring, and configuration management techniques that define a DevOps-driven infrastructure. Starting off with the fundamental command-line tools that every DevOps enthusiast must know, this book will guide you through the implementation of the Ansible tool to help you facilitate automation and perform diverse tasks. You will explore how to build hosts automatically with the creation of Apt mirrors and interactive pre-seeds, which are of the utmost importance for Ubuntu automation. You will also delve into the concept of virtualization and creating and manipulating guests with ESXi. Following this, you will venture into the application of Docker; learn how to install, run, network, and restore Docker containers; and also learn how to build containers in Jenkins and deploy apps using a combination of Ansible, Docker, and Jenkins. You will also discover how to filter data with Grafana and the usage of InfluxDB along with unconventional log management. Finally, you will get acquainted with cloud infrastructure, employing the Heroku and Amazon AWS platforms. By tackling real-world issues, this book will guide you through a huge variety of tools, giving new users the ability to get up and running and offering advanced users some interesting recipes that may help with existing issues. Style and approach This book has an easy-to-follow approach to both introducing the wide range of available DevOps tools and working with them. Each recipe is lavishly sprinkled with example code and uses clear instructions to easily allow you to see how you can both implement the solutions, and more importantly, tailor them to your unique needs.

Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide

Author: John Arundel

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787120961

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 4238

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.

Extending Puppet

Author: Alessandro Franceschi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783981458

Category: Computers

Page: 328

View: 5989

This book is a clear, detailed and practical guide to learn about designing and deploying you puppet architecture, with informative examples to highlight and explain concepts in a focused manner. This book is designed for users who already have good experience with Puppet, and will surprise experienced users with innovative topics that explore how to design, implement, adapt, and deploy a Puppet architecture. The key to extending Puppet is the development of types and providers, for which you must be familiar with Ruby.

Troubleshooting Puppet

Author: Thomas Uphill

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784392898

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 5932

Troubleshoot your Puppet infrastructure to leverage your system's performance effectively About This Book Covers major tools in Puppet deployment Fix catalog compilation problems and deal with issues found in larger deployments, such as scaling and improving performance. A fast-paced guide with real-world examples Who This Book Is For If you are a beginner to intermediate Puppet Engineer looking for guidance to help fix problems with your Puppet deployments, this book is for you. What You Will Learn Debug your Puppet infrastructure Use APIs to ensure services are working properly Fix catalog compilation issues Solve problems using Hiera tool Detect problems in your environment using PuppetDB tool Learn ways to format code to aid in identifying errors Troubleshoot errors in modules and templates In Detail Puppet is a configuration management system written for system administrators to manage a large number of systems efficiently and help maintain order. Deploying Puppet becomes more complex as you increase the number of nodes in your environment. The Puppet tool is an intelligent solution that increases the automation footprint for the proactive management of server infrastructures. Puppet's simple programming language is usable on most operating systems and is portable on different deployment environments. We begin by looking at the puppet.conf server configuration file, and talk about possible problems that can occur. What does puppet really do in the background and what options does it provide for troubleshooting? This is what we will explore. Moving on, we will be troubleshooting errors made in modules and templates, finding the best solutions. We will be writing code that will helping us in identify errors. Then we will explain how several ENCs do their job and how puppet communicates with them. We will learn how PuppetDB collects data generated by Puppet. It also enables advanced Puppet features like exported resources, and can be the foundation for other applications that use Puppet's data. By the end of the book we will have learned the best debugging tips for Puppet and PuppetServer. Style and approach This is a quick-paced guide packed with real-world examples and solutions to obstacles in your Puppet infrastructure.

Puppet Best Practices

Design Patterns for Maintainable Code

Author: Chris Barbour,Jo Rhett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491923040

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 4585

If you maintain or plan to build Puppet infrastructure, this practical guide will take you a critical step further with best practices for managing the task successfully. Authors Chris Barbour and Jo Rhett present best-in-class design patterns for deploying Puppet environments and discuss the impact of each. The conceptual designs and implementation patterns in this book will help you create solutions that are easy to extend, maintain, and support. Essential for companies upgrading their Puppet deployments, this book teaches you powerful new features and implementation models that weren’t available in the older versions. DevOps engineers will learn how best to deploy Puppet with long-term maintenance and future growth in mind. Explore Puppet’s design philosophy and data structures Get best practices for using Puppet’s declarative language Examine Puppet resources in depth—the building blocks of state management Learn to model and describe business and site-specific logic in Puppet See best-in-class models for multitiered data management with Hiera Explore available options and community experience for node classification Utilize r10k to simplify and accelerate Puppet change management Review the cost benefits of creating your own extensions to Puppet Get detailed advice for extending Puppet in a maintainable manner

Learning PowerShell DSC

Author: James Pogran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785281887

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 8092

Get started with the fundamentals of PowerShell DSC and utilize its power to automate deployment and configuration of your servers About This Book Create flexible and maintainable deployments using DSC configuration scripts that stand the test of time Explore the in depth details of the core architecture, concepts, and practices used by PowerShell DSC A step-by-step guide that shows you how to start using and taking advantage of PowerShell DSC Who This Book Is For This book is intended for system administrators, developers, or engineers who are responsible for configuration management and automation and wish to learn PowerShell Desired State Configuration for efficient management, configuration and deployment of systems and applications. What You Will Learn Understand configuration management and why you need it Craft flexible, reusable, and maintainable configuration scripts for thousands of servers Create custom DSC resources to manage any application or server setting Apply configuration data to deploy applications to different environments Utilize DSC push deployments to test your configuration scripts and custom DSC resources Install, configure and use DSC pull servers Run a Windows MSI package Deploy a website In Detail Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. PowerShell DSC is a new management platform that enables you to deploy and manage configuration data for software services and manage the environment in which these services run. This book begins with an overview of the basics of PowerShell DSC by covering the architecture and components of the Desired Sate Configuration. It will then familiarize you with the set of PowerShell language extensions and new PowerShell commands. It will help you understand and create DSC configurations with the help of practical examples, and to create DSC custom resources for your custom applications. Finally, you will learn to deploy a real world application using PowerShell DSC. By the end of the book, you will have better knowledge about the powerful Desired State Configuration platform, which helps you to achieve continuous delivery, and efficient management and easy deployment of data for systems. Style and approach This book is an in-depth guide to using PowerShell DSC, full of real-world experiences and best practices using PowerShell DSC. The topics are explained and build on one another other to provide a holistic learning experience. At the end, all the features learned will be used to create a real world application deployment using DSC.

DevOps for Networking

Author: Steven Armstrong

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786460564

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 8236

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.

Puppet 5 Essentials Third Edition

Author: Martin Alfke,Felix Frank

Publisher: Packt Publishing

ISBN: 9781787284715

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 5782

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.

Pulling Strings with Puppet

Configuration Management Made Easy

Author: James Turnbull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1590599780

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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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. What you’ll learn Properly install and configure Puppet in order to begin immediately maximizing its capabilities Create reporting solutions to more easily monitor automated outcomes Extend Puppet to perform tasks that are capable of suiting your organization’s specific needs Use Facter to query server operating systems for key data such as IP addresses, server names, and MAC addresses Who this book is for Ruby developers and system administrators. Table of Contents Introducing Puppet Installing and Running Puppet Speaking Puppet Using Puppet Reporting on Puppet Advanced Puppet Extending Puppet

Puppet 5 Beginner's Guide

Go from newbie to pro with Puppet 5

Author: John Arundel

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788395360

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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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 management Who This Book Is For Puppet 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 performance In Detail Puppet 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 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.