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Puppet Configuration Management

Course Code

CM03

Duration

5 Days

Attendees must have a laptop with the ability to run a 64bit virtual machine and access to the Internet.
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.
This course is designed for IT staff, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers and DevOps personnel.

In this course, participants will:

  • Learn coding, configuring, customizing and optimizing a Puppet solution for large scale deployments.
Day 1
Modern Systems Configuration Management
Puppet Overview
Using Puppet Apply
The Puppet Language Part I

Day 2
Puppet Agents and Masters
Module Basics
The Puppet Language Part II
Structured Modules

Day 3
Scaling a Puppet Deployment
Node Classification
The Puppet Language Part III
Advanced Modules

Day 4
Ruby Jump Start
Working with ERB Templates
Hiera
Facts and Facter

Day 5
PuppetDB
MCollective
Best Practices
Puppet Front Ends
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