Puppet, Getting started with

Summary

This course provides a guided, hands-on approach for new users to manage their infrastructure using the power of Puppet’s products. Lab-focused and opinionated, Getting Started with Puppet provides a faster way to bring your IT environment under control by using Puppet, Puppet Discovery, tasks and Bolt, Puppet Development Kit (PDK) and the Puppet Forge. Leave class with the tools and resources you need to automate your infrastructure and get up and running faster than ever.

Description

Getting Started with Puppet is a three-day course with a guided, hands-on approach and designed for users who are new to managing their infrastructure using Puppet’s products. Lab-focused and prescriptive, the course will give you the tools and resources to automate your infrastructure and get up and running faster than ever.

What you will learn:

  • How to set up a Puppet development environment
  • How to bring an unmanaged IT infrastructure under control
  • How and when to run ad hoc tasks with Bolt and Puppet tasks
  • How and when to manage system state using Puppet modules
  • How to manage Windows and Linux servers using a common Puppet codebase

Duration

3 Days

Audience

This course is intended for sysadmins, SREs, DevOps engineers or similar who manage Windows, Linux, or Unix infrastructure and could use a hands-on introduction to managing their infrastructure with Puppet.

Prerequisites

This course assumes you know how to deploy applications on your operating system and you know a scripting language.

Outline

Day 1
  • Puppet products overview
  • Explore the Puppet Enterprise console
  • Run Puppet Discovery
  • Run Puppet Bolt and tasks
  • Understand Puppet task plans
  • Understand declarative and imperative Puppet concepts
  • Set up your lab environment
Day 2
  • Understand the lifecycle of a Puppet agent run
  • Use Puppet modules from the Forge
  • Create wrapper modules
  • Apply basic module testing
  • Create role and profile modules
Day 3
  • Create a baseline with Puppet
  • Create and accept parameters in the baseline
  • Define an application stack with Puppet

The course can be re-scheduled, depending on the number of registrations.