Introduction to Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration


Course Number: SRV-162

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Puppet 4 Training Overview

This Introduction to Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration training course teaches attendees how to use Puppet, a powerful enterprise system management and configuration tool.  The class covers fundamentals all the way through extending Puppet with Reporting, MCollective, and Hiera. Substantial time and attention is dedicated to learning how to write and apply resource definitions, the key feature of Puppet that allows an administrator to synchronize environments easily and uniformly.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

Objectives

  • install and configure Puppet servers and agents
  • Create and modify manifests that contain resource definitions
  • Create and modify classes, modules, node definitions, and environments
  • Apply manifests, classes, nodes, and environments
  • Extend Puppet with functions
  • Use (and extend) Facter facts
  • Generate basic reports
  • Use tools MCollective and Hiera
  • Design a 'best practice' strategy for using Puppet capabilities

Prerequisites

It is assumed that participants are working systems administrators with some scripting knowledge (bash, ksh, Perl or Python) and an understanding of the various system tasks relating to setting up and supporting Linux systems.

Outline

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Introduction
Configuration Management Overview
  • Configuration management
  • Puppet configuration management
  • Facter (concepts)
  • Facter installation
  • Facter core facts
  • Using Facter information
  • Extending Facter (external and internal facts)
Puppet Enterprise (Master Server) Installation
  • Puppet Enterprise overview
  • Yum (package) repositories
  • Puppet Enterprise Master installation
  • Puppet Enterprise components
  • Puppet Enterprise key directories
  • Puppet Enterprise documentation
  • Puppet Enterprise certificates and licensing
Puppet Resource Definitions and Declarations
  • Overview of resource management
  • Defining configuration resources
  • Checking syntax of configuration resources
  • Puppet style guide
  • Applying configuration resources (locally)
  • Metaparameters
  • Conditionals
  • Arrays of resources
  • Classes
  • Parameterized classes
  • Classes with inheritance (and parameters)
  • Defined resources (definitions)
  • Run stages
  • Modules
  • Virtual resource definitions
  • Puppet standard library functions
Puppet Enterprise (Agent) Installation
  • Puppet Enterprise agent overview
  • Puppet Enterprise agent installation
  • Puppet Enterprise agent initial setup
  • Creating Nodes and Environments
  • Node definitions
  • Environment definitions
Extending Puppet with Reporting, MCollective and Hiera
  • Reporting
  • Transaction reporting
  • Syslog (rsyslogd) reporting
  • MCollective
  • Hiera
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All students receive Packt's Puppet 4 Essentials - Second Edition and related courseware.

Software Requirements:

Accelebrate would work with you to set up an appropriate virtual environment for this training.



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