Advanced Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration

SRV-164 (2 Days)

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Advanced Puppet 4 Training Overview

This Advanced Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration training course teaches attendees how to utilize Puppet 4’s most advanced features. This course builds off the introductory course to take your skills to the next level and extend Puppet even further with advanced Reporting, MCollective, and Hiera techniques.

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Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Advanced Puppet 4 Training Objectives

All students will learn to:

  • Create manifests to install and configure Puppet servers and agents
  • Configure complex systems infrastructure using optimized declarations
  • Learn more capabilities of classes and modules
  • Examine the usage of additional Hiera backends
  • Use additional capabilities of MCollective
  • Do more with customized external Facter facts
  • Write and deploy customized Ruby (internal and module-based) facts
  • Extend Puppet features with r10k
  • Track resource changes with auditing and the file bucket
  • Introduce roles and profiles

Advanced Puppet 4 Training Outline

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Introduction
Configuration Management
  • Extending Facter (external and internal facts)
  • Directory locations
  • Ruby defined (facts)
  • Usage with modules
  • Introducing roles and profiles
Puppet Enterprise Installation
  • Automating Puppet installations
  • Manifests to install a Puppet master or agent
Puppet Resource Definitions and Declarations
  • Advanced resource definition types
  • Implementing new resource type definitions
  • Additional resource relationships and metaparameters
  • Automating the inclusion of class definitions
  • More on inheritance with classes
  • Extending the use of modules with r10k (and Code Manager)
Puppet Enterprise (Agent) Execution
  • Defining and using ENCs
Creating Nodes and Environments
  • Node definitions
  • Environment definitions
  • Allowing agents to specify environments via the Puppet Console (per agent and by rule(s))
Extending Puppet with Reporting, MCollective and Hiera
  • Defining and tracking resource changes with auditing
  • Targeted Puppet (event) (sys)logging
  • MCollective - additional ways to contact / control agent nodes
  • Hiera - additional backend types, automated data binding (ADB)
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

SRV-164

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

Participants are assumed to have attended Accelebrate's Introduction to Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration course, or have equivalent knowledge as a working system administrator and as a Puppet Master.

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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