Extending Puppet

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Extending Puppet by Alessandro Franceschi

English | July 24, 2014 | ISBN: 178398144X | 300 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 7.22 MB

A clear, updated, practical, and focused view of the current state of the technology and the evolution of Puppet is what we need to tackle our IT infrastructure challenges and avoid common errors when designing our architectures.

Design, manage, and deploy your Puppet architecture with the help of real-world scenarios

Plan, test, and execute your Puppet deployments
Write reusable and maintainable Puppet code
Handle challenges that might arise in upcoming versions of Puppet
Explore the Puppet ecosystem in-depth, through a hands-on, example driven approach

Puppet has changed the way we manage our systems, but Puppet itself is changing and evolving, as are the ways in which we use it.

This is a detailed, practical book that covers the different components of the Puppet ecosystem and explores how to use them to deploy and manage different kinds of IT infrastructures.

Updated with the most recent trends and best practices, this book gives you a clear view on how to "connect the dots" and expands your understanding to successfully use and extend Puppet.

What you will learn from this book:

Use Puppet to manage network, cloud, and virtualization devices
Become a Hiera and PuppetDB power user
Study the different approaches to Puppet architecture design
Master the art of writing and maintaining reusable modules
Explore strategies and patterns on how to introduce Puppet automation
Manage and test a Puppet code workflow
Design scalable Puppet infrastructures

This book is a clear, detailed and practical guide to learn about designing and deploying you puppet architecture, with informative examples to highlight and explain concepts in a focused manner.

This book is designed for users who already have good experience with Puppet, and will surprise experienced users with innovative topics that explore how to design, implement, adapt, and deploy a Puppet architecture. The key to extending Puppet is the development of types and providers, for which you must be familiar with Ruby.

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