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 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
example42 - Munich Sep 11 – Sep 13
Nov 22 – Nov 24
Berlin - example42 Dec 4 – Dec 6

Switzerland

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Olten - Camptocamp Sep 25 – Sep 27
Nov 13 – Nov 15

Belgium

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Nossegem - Open-Future Oct 24 – Oct 26

France

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Paris - Calco Oct 16 – Oct 18

United Kingdom

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
London - Puppet Office Nov 21 – Nov 23

Malaysia

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Kuala Lumpur - MicroTek Sep 26 – Sep 28

United States

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
New York - MicroTek Oct 31 – Nov 2
Washington DC/Herndon - MicroTek Sep 19 – Sep 21
Portland - Puppet Office Classroom Aug 8 – Aug 10
Jan 9 – Jan 11

Argentina

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Buenos Aires - Edrans Nov 6 – Nov 8

Australia

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Melbourne - Training Choice Oct 24 – Oct 26
Jan 16 – Jan 18
Sydney - Training Choice Nov 21 – Nov 23
Jan 23 – Jan 25

Onsite Training

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Upcoming Classes

Munich

Berlin

Olten

Nossegem

Paris

London

Kuala Lumpur

New York, NY

Herndon, VA

Portland, OR

Buenos Aires

Melbourne, VIC

Sydney, NSW

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