Get up and running quickly using the power of Puppet to manage your IT infrastructure
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you're an experienced IT professional or a new Puppet user, Puppet Essentials provides you with all you need to know to go from installation to advanced automation in no time at all. Experience with system operations and server management as well as the Ruby language, is helpful to get the most out of this book.
What You Will Learn
With this book, you'll be up and running with using Puppet to manage your IT systems. Dive right in with basic commands so that you can use Puppet right away, and then blitz through a series of illustrative examples to get to grips with all the most important aspects and features of Puppet.
Install Puppet, write your first manifests, and then immediately put the Puppet tools to real work. Puppet Essentials reveals the innovative structure and approach of Puppet through step-by-step instructions to follow powerful use cases. Learn common troubleshooting techniques and the master/agent setup as well as the building blocks for advanced functions and topics that push Puppet to the limit, including classes and defined types, modules, resources, and leveraging the flexibility and expressive power implemented by Facter and the Hiera toolchain. Finally, send Puppet to the skies with practical guidance on how to use Puppet to manage a whole application cloud.
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Felix Frank has used and programmed computers for most of his life. During and after his Computer Science diploma, he gained on-the-job experience as a system administrator, server operator, and open source software developer. Of his 10-year career, he spent 5 years as a Puppet power user. For almost a year, he intensified his learning by contributing source code and actively participating in several conferences. This is his first foray into writing books and is a work of great effort and sacrifice.
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