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Puppet Configuration Management for Developers

Course Details
Code: CN2-Puppet-CM
Tuition (USD): $4,750.00 • Classroom (5 days)

This class teaches a best practice approach to managing infrastructure using Puppet IT automation software. This course covers a wide range of core skills required by system administrators and developers who are implementing, authoring or administering Puppet IT Automation software in complex environments. Students will take part in extensive hands on labs, gaining experience and improving retention of concepts and processes. The course brings together the infrastructure and DevOps facets of configuration management, giving equal time to deployment/configuration and coding puppet modules. By the completion of the course attendees will have confidence coding, configuring, customizing and optimizing a Puppet solution for large scale deployments.

Skills Gained

  • This course is designed to provide technical staff with a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the Puppet DSL and Puppet configuration management platform.

Who Can Benefit

  • IT staff, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers and DevOps personnel

Prerequisites

  • Attendees must have a laptop with the ability to run a 64 bit virtual machine and access to the Internet.

Course Details

Puppet Configuration Management

  • Day 1
  1. Modern Systems Configuration Management
  2. Puppet Overview
  3. Using Puppet Apply
  4. The Puppet Language Part I
  • Day 2
  1. Puppet Agents and Masters
  2. Module Basics
  3. The Puppet Language Part II
  4. Structured Modules
  • Day 3
  1. Scaling a Puppet Deployment
  2. Node Classification
  3. The Puppet Language Part III
  4. Advanced Modules
  • Day 4
  1. Ruby Jump Start
  2. Working with ERB Templates
  3. Hiera
  4. Facts and Facter
  • Day 5
  1. PuppetDB
  2. MCollective
  3. Best Practices
  4. Puppet Front Ends