Puppet Fundamentals

Puppet Fundamentals

Summary

Learn firsthand best practices for managing your infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise. You’ll learn how to install Puppet Enterprise, write classes, and create modules.

Description

In this three-day course, students will start by installing Puppet Enterprise, then learn Puppet best practices and use Puppet to write simple classes, and update and extend existing modules. Fundamentals is taught through a combination of lecture and relevant, real world, hands-on exercises. After completing this course, students will be able to deploy basic system configurations using best practices for Puppet in a Master-Agent setup.

Duration

3 days

Course Content

The fundamental component roles that make up Puppet Enterprise (and Puppet Open Source).

The core concepts for the Puppet DSL, including:

  • Modules and Classes
  • Classification
  • Resources
  • Relationships
  • Language Constructs

Separating logic from presentation by using Templates.

Modeling repeatable portions of your configuration by using Defined Resource Types.

Building a foundation for building more complex configurations by using Advanced Classes:

  • Parameterized Classes
  • Introduction to Inheritance
  • Introduction to Data Separation using Hiera
  • Revisiting Classification using parameterized classes & ADB

An introduction to using modules from the Puppet Forge and Supported Modules.

A brief introduction to the Roles and Profiles design pattern.

Prerequisites

Students

In this course, we expect students to have little to no experience with Puppet Enterprise (or Puppet Open Source) and are looking to build a foundation for future growth, experience, and knowledge.

This course is recommended for Linux/Unix users who know the command line, such as Bash, and are familiar with operating system concepts such as services, packages and configuration files. Student should also be familiar with a text editor. Puppet trainers typically use Vim, but you may use any text editor you are comfortable with. The provided Training VM includes vim, emacs and nano.

Students definitely need junior-level sysadmin skills. For example:

  • how to restart a service
  • what an entry in the hosts file means
  • what a hostname is
  • how to troubleshoot basic networking problems such as name lookups, DNS lookups, and basic connectivity

Be able to configure a virtual machine (either of VMware or VirtualBox) to use bridged or NAT networking.

If you'd like an opportunity to refresh your Unix skills before logging in, you might work through the following material:

Technical

Have the Training VM downloaded to your computer before you show up. We will run through the configuration and installation for this VM in class, so it is not necessary to boot it up prior to class. Just make sure that it's on your computer and you know how to start it.

Price

This class is now offered in a live virtual class. Same content, but from the comfort of your home or office. Virtual Puppet Fundamentals.

Duration

3 Days

Additional Notes

Find a Class or see the full class schedule below:

Upcoming Classes

Germany

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
example42 - Munich May 14 – May 16
Berlin - example42 Apr 23 – Apr 25
Essen - example42 May 28 – May 30

Switzerland

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Olten - Camptocamp Mar 6 – Mar 8
Jun 5 – Jun 7

Netherlands

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Amsterdam - Amazic Mar 14 – Mar 16
Jun 13 – Jun 15

France

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Paris - Calco May 16 – May 18

Spain

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Barcelona - Edrans SA Feb 26 – Feb 28

United Kingdom

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
London - Puppet Office Apr 10 – Apr 12
Jun 12 – Jun 14

Singapore

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Training Partners - Singapore Feb 27 – Mar 1
Singapore - MicroTek Apr 17 – Apr 19

United States

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Washington DC/Herndon - MicroTek May 22 – May 24
Portland - Puppet Office Classroom Apr 24 – Apr 26

Australia

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Melbourne - Cliftons Feb 27 – Mar 1
May 15 – May 17
Brisbane - Cliftons May 1 – May 3
Canberra - Cliftons Apr 17 – Apr 19
Sydney - Cliftons May 8 – May 10

New Zealand

Location Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018
Wellington - Cliftons Jun 19 – Jun 21

Onsite Training

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Upcoming Classes

Munich

Berlin

Olten

Essen

Nieuw Vennep

Paris

Barcelona

London

Singapore

Singapore

Herndon, VA

Portland, OR

Melbourne, VIC

Brisbane, QLD

Canberra City, ACT

Sydney, NSW

Cliftons, Wellington

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