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

This course is offered both in-person and virtually. The full course schedule, including virtual classes, is available below.

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

Students will be provided with access to a hosted classroom environment.

Please review the technical requirements for your class here.

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

Upcoming Classes

United States

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
Portland - Puppet Office Classroom Sep 25 – Sep 27

United Kingdom

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
London - Puppet Office Sep 11 – Sep 13
Oct 23 – Oct 25

France

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
Paris - Calco Oct 1 – Oct 3

Netherlands

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
Amsterdam - Amazic Oct 1 – Oct 3

Belgium

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
Nossegem - Open-Future Sep 25 – Sep 27
Nov 20 – Nov 22

Germany

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
Essen - example42 Sep 3 – Sep 5
Oct 29 – Oct 31
example42 - Munich Sep 17 – Sep 19
Nov 12 – Nov 14

Japan

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
Tokyo - JTP Nov 21 – Nov 23

Australia

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
Sydney - Cliftons Sep 18 – Sep 20

Online

Instructor-led online training

Location Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019 Apr 2019
US East - Online Aug 28 – Aug 30
Sep 25 – Sep 27
Oct 23 – Oct 25
APAC - Online Sep 4 – Sep 6

Onsite Training

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Upcoming Classes

Portland, OR

London

Paris

Nieuw Vennep

Nossegem

Essen

Munich

Tokyo

Sydney, NSW

US East - Online

APAC - Online

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