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Comprehensive Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration

SRV-166 (5 Days)

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Puppet 4 Training Overview

Accelebrate's Comprehensive 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 the most advanced features including extending Puppet with Reporting, MCollective, and Hiera.

Location and Pricing

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.

Puppet 4 Training Objectives

All students will:

  • 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
  • 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

Puppet 4 Training 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
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-166

Duration:

5 Days

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.

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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Accelebrate’s training classes are available for private groups of 3 or more people at your site or online anywhere worldwide.

Don't settle for a "one size fits all" public class! Have Accelebrate deliver exactly the training you want, privately at your site or online, for less than the cost of a public class.

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