Puppet Practitioner

Puppet Practitioner

Summary

Learn how to design and build modules following best practices, extend modules from the Forge and develop best practices for implementing roles and profiles.

Description

In this three day course, students will learn multiple ways to accomplish tasks in Puppet and how to choose which is most appropriate for a given situation. Students will design and build modules, and extend modules from the Forge. Students will also learn best practices for implementing Roles & Profiles in their infrastructure.

Duration

3 days

Course Content

After completing this course students will show a mastery of the Puppet DSL and common design patterns providing them with solutions for problem solving techniques and a better understanding of Puppet Best Practices.

  • More advanced Puppet DSL constructs that can be used to write more elegant code.
  • Using data structures to create resources programmatically.
  • Using custom facts to expose information about nodes.
  • The concepts of modularity and composability and how they refer to module design.
  • Methods for testing your Puppet code and infrastructure.
  • Using MCollective from the command line to automate infrastructure orchestration.
  • Troubleshooting techniques and standard log files.
  • The Roles & Profiles design pattern and the benefits it offers.
  • Several different methods for managing portions of files.
  • Why the Anchor Pattern exists and when one should use it or the `contain()` function.
  • Creating generalizable modules and contributing them back to the community via the Puppet Forge.
  • Sharing functionality between classes using inheritance.

Prerequisites

Students

In this course, we expect attendees to have a solid understanding of configuration management strategies. You should have taken Puppet Fundamentals or have 6+ months of experience using Puppet.

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 Practitioner.

Duration

3 Days

Additional Notes

Find a Class or see the full class schedule below:

Upcoming Classes

Germany

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
example42 - Munich May 21 – May 23
Sep 24 – Sep 26
Nov 19 – Nov 21
Berlin - example42 Jun 4 – Jun 6
Dec 3 – Dec 5
Hamburg Jul 3 – Jul 5
Essen - example42 May 7 – May 9
Oct 22 – Oct 24

Switzerland

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
Olten - Camptocamp Jun 12 – Jun 14

Belgium

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
Nossegem - Open-Future Apr 24 – Apr 26
Oct 23 – Oct 25
Dec 18 – Dec 20

France

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
Paris - Calco Jun 13 – Jun 15

United Kingdom

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
London - Puppet Office May 15 – May 17

Singapore

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
Singapore - MicroTek Aug 28 – Aug 30

United States

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
Portland - Puppet Office Classroom Jun 5 – Jun 7

Australia

Location Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
Canberra - Cliftons Jul 24 – Jul 26
Sydney - Cliftons Jun 26 – Jun 28

Onsite Training

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Upcoming Classes

Munich

Berlin

Hamburg

Olten

Essen

Nossegem

Paris

London

Singapore

Portland, OR

Canberra City, ACT

Sydney, NSW

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