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.

Students should know the command line, such as Bash or PowerShell, and are familiar with operating system concepts such as services, packages and configuration files. Be familiar with a text editor. Puppet Labs 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.

If you prefer to learn from the Windows perspective, you may provide your own VM instead. It should be Windows Server 2012 or greater.

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 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Berlin - example42 Sep 18 – Sep 20
Essen - example42 Jul 17 – Jul 19

Switzerland

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Olten - Camptocamp Sep 19 – Sep 21

Belgium

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Nossegem - Open-Future Sep 18 – Sep 20

United Kingdom

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
London - Puppet Office Sep 5 – Sep 7
Oct 3 – Oct 5

Hong Kong

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Hong Kong - Cliftons Jul 11 – Jul 13

Japan

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Tokyo - JTP Aug 29 – Aug 31

United States

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Boston/Burlington - MicroTek Jan 9 – Jan 11
New York - MicroTek Sep 12 – Sep 14
Dec 5 – Dec 7
Philadelphia - ONLC Jan 23 – Jan 25
Washington DC/Herndon - MicroTek Nov 7 – Nov 9
Chicago - MicroTek Nov 14 – Nov 16
Atlanta - MicroTek Feb 20 – Feb 22
Portland - Puppet Office Classroom Oct 31 – Nov 2
Austin - New Horizons Feb 13 – Feb 15
San Francisco - MicroTek Jan 16 – Jan 18
San Jose - Exit Certified Dec 12 – Dec 14

Australia

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Perth - Training Choice Oct 17 – Oct 19
Melbourne - Training Choice Sep 12 – Sep 14
Nov 28 – Nov 30
Brisbane - Training Choice Oct 3 – Oct 5
Canberra - Training Choice Jul 25 – Jul 27
Sydney - Training Choice Aug 8 – Aug 10
Nov 14 – Nov 16

Argentina

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Buenos Aires - Edrans Jul 17 – Jul 19

New Zealand

Location Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018
Auckland - Cliftons Sep 5 – Sep 7

Onsite Training

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Upcoming Classes

Berlin

Olten

Essen

Nossegem

London

Hong Kong

Tokyo

Burlington, MA

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Herndon, VA

Chicago, IL

Atlanta, GA

Portland, OR

Austin, TX

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Perth, WA

Buenos Aires

Melbourne, VIC

Brisbane, QLD

Canberra, ACT

Sydney, NSW

Auckland

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