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In the course Puppet Configuration Management participants learn to use the open source configuration management tool Puppet to manage a complex infrastructure of physical and virtual machines. Puppet uses Ruby to translate the infrastructure into code for easy configuration. Puppet follows the client-server model, where one puppet master machine in a cluster acts as a server and the others as slaves on nodes.
The course starts with a discussion of the Puppet Architecture and the Ruby DSL language. This includes how configurations are defined and how deployment can be automated. The difference between Push Based Deployment and Pull Based Deployment is discussed.
Subsequently the components of Puppet and how they work together are explained, such as the Puppet Master, Puppet Agents and Puppet Modules. Attention is also paid to the Configuration Catalog and the Config Repository and to the role of the manifest, templates and static files.
Then Puppet Resources such as Files, Users, Services and Processes are discussed. The distinction between the various Resource Types such as Built-in Resource Types, Puppet Defined Resources and Custom Resource Types is also treated.
Also part of the course program are the Puppet configuration file Puppet.conf and the various Puppet Commands such as the commands describe, schedule, service and mount. Working with classes as reusable units in Puppet with implementation hiding, iterator functions and events is discussed afterwards.
Finally the course ends by explaining the use of Puppet in combination with containers. Then Docker, Vagrant, Kubernetes and Docker Swarm are treated.
The course Puppet Configuration Management is intended for system administrators and devops engineers who want to automate system management and application deployment with Puppet.
General experience with system management in an IT infrastructure and knowledge of the Ruby programming language is beneficial for the understanding.
The subject matter is discussed on the basis of presentation slides and demos. The theory is interchanged with exercises. The course material is in English. Course times are from 9.30 to 16.30.
After successful completion of the course the participants receive an official certificate Puppet Configuration Management.
Module 1 : Puppet Intro
Module 2 : Puppet Components
Module 3 : Puppet Resources
What is Puppet?
Ruby DSL Language
Push Based Deployment
Pull Based Deployment
Resource Abstraction Layer
Facter and Facts
Built-in Resource Types
Puppet Defined Resources
Files and Users
Services and Processes
Attributes and Values
Custom Resource Types
Module 4 : Puppet Commands
Module 5 : Puppet Classes
Module 6 : Puppet and Containerization
Differences with OOP
Vagrant and Docker
The Puppet Forge
Creating a puppetfile
Puppet Module Generator
Using .erb Files
Kubernetes and Docker Swarm
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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