Introduction to Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration

Introduction to Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration

This Introduction to Puppet 4 Configuration and Administration training course teaches attendees how to use Puppet, a powerful enterprise system management and configuration tool.  The class covers fundamentals all the way through extending Puppet with Reporting, MCollective, and Hiera. Substantial time and attention is dedicated to learning how to write and apply resource definitions, the key feature of Puppet that allows an administrator to synchronize environments easily and uniformly.

 

PUPPET 4 TRAINING OBJECTIVES

All students will:

  • install and configure Puppet 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 tools MCollective and Hiera
  • Design a ‘best practice’ strategy for using Puppet capabilities

PUPPET 4 TRAINING 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.

PUPPET 4 TRAINING MATERIALS

All students receive Packt’s Puppet 4 Essentials – Second Edition and related courseware.

SOFTWARE NEEDED FOR EACH PC:

Accelebrate would work with you to set up an appropriate virtual environment for this training.

For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor’s screen simultaneously with working on their own.

PUPPET 4 TRAINING OUTLINE

  • 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
  • Extending Puppet with Reporting, MCollective and Hiera
    • Reporting
    • Transaction reporting
    • Syslog (rsyslogd) reporting
    • MCollective
    • Hiera
  • Conclusion

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  • Course No : SRV-162
  •  Theory : 50%
  •  Lab : 50%
  • Duration : 18 hours
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