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

Poland

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Warsaw - Linux Polska May 24 – May 26

Germany

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Berlin - example42 May 29 – May 31

Switzerland

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Lausanne - Camptocamp Jun 12 – Jun 14

Belgium

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Nossegem - Open-Future Jun 20 – Jun 22

Netherlands

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Amsterdam - Amazic May 17 – May 19

United Kingdom

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
London - Puppet Office May 9 – May 11

Spain

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Madrid - Edrans SA Jun 5 – Jun 7

United States

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Boston/Burlington - MicroTek May 9 – May 11
Washington DC/Herndon - MicroTek Sep 19 – Sep 21
San Jose - Exit Certified May 23 – May 25

Brazil

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
São Paulo - Instruct May 23 – May 25

Argentina

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Buenos Aires - Edrans Jul 24 – Jul 26

Australia

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Melbourne - Training Choice Jul 11 – Jul 13
Oct 24 – Oct 26
Sydney - Training Choice Jul 4 – Jul 6

New Zealand

Location Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
Auckland - Cliftons May 16 – May 18

Onsite Training

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Upcoming Classes

Warsaw

Berlin

Lausanne

Nossegem

Nieuw Vennep

London

Madrid

Burlington, MA

Herndon, VA

San Jose, CA

São Paulo/SP

Buenos Aires

Melbourne, VIC

Sydney, NSW

Auckland

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