Write custom plugins for Puppet, including facts, providers, and functionsKey FeaturesGrasp recipes that work with centralized and decentralized deploymentsExplore language differences and enhancements anticipated in Puppet version 5.xGain expert understanding of Puppet's latest and most advanced featuresBook DescriptionPuppet is a configuration management system that automates all your IT configurations, giving you control of managing each node.Puppet 5 Cookbook will take you through Puppet's latest and most advanced features, including Docker containers, Hiera, and AWS Cloud Orchestration. Updated with the latest advancements and best practices, this book delves into various aspects of writing good Puppet code, which includes using Puppet community style, checking your manifests with puppet-lint, and learning community best practices with an emphasis on real-world implementation.You will learn to set up, install, and create your first manifests with Puppet version control, and also understand various sysadmin tasks, including managing config files, using Augeas, and generating files from snippets and templates. As the book progresses, you'll explore virtual resources and use Puppet's resource scheduling and auditing features. In the concluding chapters, you'll walk through managing applications and writing your own resource types, providers, and external node classifiers.By the end of this book, you will have learned to report, log, and debug your system.What you will learnDiscover the latest and most advanced features of PuppetBootstrap your Puppet installation using powerful tools like RakeMaster techniques to deal with centralized and decentralized Puppet deploymentsUse exported resources and forge modules to set up Puppet modulesCreate efficient manifests to streamline your deploymentsAutomate Puppet master deployment using Git hooks and PuppetDBMake Puppet reliable, performant, and scalableWho This Book Is ForPuppet 5 Cookbook is for anyone who builds and administers servers, especially in a web operations context. You'll need some experience of Linux systems administration, including familiarity with the command line, filesystem, and text editing. No prior programming experience is required.Table of ContentsPuppet Language and StylePuppet InfrastructureWriting Better ManifestsWorking with Files and PackagesUsers and Virtual ResourcesManaging Resources and FilesManaging ApplicationsServers and Cloud InfrastructureExternal Tools and the Puppet EcosystemMonitoring, Reporting, and Troubleshooting
Author: Thomas Uphill
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