Advanced Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration


Course Number: SRV-164

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

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.

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

  • 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

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.

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

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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