By Spencer Krum
Pro Puppet, moment variation, now up to date for Puppet three, is an in-depth advisor to fitting, utilizing, and constructing the preferred configuration administration instrument Puppet.
Puppet presents how to automate every little thing from consumer administration to server configuration. you are going to learn the way Puppet has replaced within the most recent model, tips on how to apply it to quite a few structures, together with home windows, the way to paintings with Puppet modules, and the way to exploit Hiera.
Puppet is a must have software for approach directors, and seasoned Puppet will train you ways to maximise its services and customise it in your setting.
Install and configure Puppet to right away begin automating initiatives and create reporting strategies
Learn insider tips and strategies to higher deal with your infrastructure
Become a Puppet expert!
What you’ll learn
How to take advantage of Puppet to manage Linux, Unix, and home windows systems
Best practices for at-scale deployment
How to write down reusable puppet modules for your self and for the community
How to exploit various instruments round Puppet corresponding to rspec-puppet, Geppetto, and PuppetDB
Advanced Puppet positive aspects comparable to Hiera and Mcollective
Who this publication is for
System directors who have to fast get into the main points of configuration administration with Puppet. you don't want earlier Puppet adventure, however it may help if you will have had a few event with configuration management.
About the Author
James Turnbull is the writer of 5 technical books approximately open resource software program and an established member of the open resource group. James authored the first and moment books approximately Puppet, and works for Puppet Labs, working buyer prone. James speaks usually at meetings together with OSCON, Linux.conf.au, FOSDEM, OpenSourceBridge, DevOpsDays and a few others. He is a earlier president of Linux Australia, has run Linux.conf.au and serves at the application committee of Linux.conf.au and OSCON. James is Australian yet at present lives in Portland, Oregon. His pursuits contain cooking, wine, political conception, photojournalism, philosophy, and such a lot lately the Portland Timbers organization soccer workforce.
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We’ll also demonstrate how to install Puppet from source, but we don’t recommend this approach. It is usually simpler to use your operating system’s package management system, especially if you are installing Puppet on a large number of hosts. Installing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora Add the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) or Puppet Labs repositories to your host and then install packages, as described in the following sections. Note that at the time of writing you must use the Puppet Labs repository for Puppet 3 packages.
Later versions of masters may not be so forgiving of earlier agents, and some functions and features may not behave correctly. x. Installing Puppet Puppet can be installed and used on a variety of different platforms, including the following: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Fedora, and Oracle Enterprise Linux Debian and Ubuntu OpenIndiana Solaris From source Microsoft Windows (clients only) MacOS X and MacOS X Server Other (that is, BSD, Mandrake, and Mandriva) Most of these are discussed in sections that follow.
For example, if Facter tells Puppet that a host runs Ubuntu, then Puppet knows to use aptitude to install packages on that agent. Facter can also be extended to add custom facts for specific information about your hosts. We’ll be installing Facter shortly after we install Puppet, and we’ll discuss it in more detail in later chapters. The Transactional Layer Puppet’s transactional layer is its engine. A Puppet transaction encompasses the process of configuring each host, including these steps: Interpret and compile your configuration.