Managing Infrastructure with Puppet: Configuration Management At Scale by James LoopeManaging Infrastructure with Puppet: Configuration Management At Scale by James Loope

Managing Infrastructure with Puppet: Configuration Management At Scale

byJames Loope

Paperback | July 10, 2011

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Get started with Puppet, and learn how this popular configuration management framework helps you automate your servers. This concise introduction shows you how to use Puppet’s tools and templates to organize and execute configuration plans on Linux, Unix, and Windows servers. Through code samples and real-world examples, you’ll learn how to manage pools of servers and virtual instances, and how to administer access control. If you’re new to Puppet, but familiar with systems administration and Ruby language basics, this book is the ideal way to start using this open source framework.

  • Learn Puppet fundamentals, including its manifest syntax and built-in functions
  • Store configurations in a central location with PuppetMaster, and define which configurations apply to which nodes
  • Build a framework to create user accounts in place of LDAP or Kerberos KDC
  • Apply techniques to execute and manage server configurations with MCollective
  • Use Puppet as an auditing tool to ensure that configurations are correct
  • Gather information on the nodes you manage with the Facter library
James Loope is the Operations Lead at Janrain. He is a specialist in scalable infrastructure, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and computer security.
Title:Managing Infrastructure with Puppet: Configuration Management At ScaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.19 × 7 × 0.2 inPublished:July 10, 2011Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1449307639

ISBN - 13:9781449307639


Table of Contents

Preface; Software; Conventions Used in This Book; Using Code Examples; Safari® Books Online; How to Contact Us; Content Updates; Chapter 1: Baby Steps to Automation; 1.1 Getting the Software; 1.2 Introducing Puppet; 1.3 Getting Started; 1.4 The Puppet Master; Chapter 2: Puppeteering; 2.1 Defines; 2.2 Inheritance and Parameterized Classes; 2.3 Virtual Resources; 2.4 Variables; 2.5 Resource Chaining; 2.6 Templates; Chapter 3: Who Needs LDAP?; 3.1 Building the Framework; 3.2 Declaring Users; 3.3 Throw Away the Handwritten Notebooks; Chapter 4: MCollective; 4.1 Getting the Software; 4.2 MCollective Commands; Chapter 5: Puppetry with Friends; 5.1 Environments; 5.2 Reporting; Chapter 6: Extending Puppet; 6.1 Custom Functions; Colophon;