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
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Managing Infrastructure with Puppet is an exceptionally short "book" from O'Reilly dealing with the configuration management framework "Puppet".
With a pagecount of 31 in the ebook edition and a listed price of approximately $25.00, that's about eighty cents per page, so my expectations were extremely high regarding this work.
Unfortunately, after installing the Puppet packages on an Ubuntu installation per the instructions on page 1, the example on page 3 failed to work for me, nor did any of the example code. I am not an inexperienced Linux user and yes, I know how to use Google, but I would expect a chapter titled "Getting Started" to have some clue as to things that might go wrong.
There may be wonderful information in this text, but after the initial failures my interest in it's content evaporated. Should I need information on Puppet, I'll consult the development wiki for the product, your mileage may vary with the success of your...
This book has some good information, but with only 32 chapter pages there is really not that much of that. After all the book also attempts to provide an introduction to Puppet and that, besides being available from Puppet Labs, takes away 10 of those pages.
It probably should have been published with the O'Reilly "Pocket Guide" series, but then the price would have been about $10. Which would have been more appropriate.
The one star is just to bring balance to the total rating for this "book".
There's some good information here but it really isn't a book, it's a small 31 page pamphlet. $15 is just a bizarre amount of money to charge for a pamphlet.
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