Introduction to Puppet 5 Configuration and Administration

SRV-172 (3 Days)

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Puppet 5 Overview

This Introduction to Puppet 5 Configuration and Administration training teaches participants how to install and administer the Puppet master and agent (client) applications in a RHEL/CentOS 7 environment. Students learn how to write and apply resource definitions, the key part of Puppet that allows an administrator to synchronize environments easily and uniformly.

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Puppet 5 Objectives

All students will learn to:

  • Install and configure Puppet 5 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 the MCollective and Hiera 5 tools
  • Design a 'best practice' strategy for using Puppet capabilities

Puppet 5 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
Creating Nodes and Environments
  • node definitions
  • environment definitions
Extending Puppet with Reporting, MCollective and Hiera 5
  • Reporting
  • Transaction reporting
  • Syslog (rsyslogd) reporting
  • MCollective
  • Hiera 5
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

SRV-172

Duration:

3 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 5 Essentials - Third 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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