Virtual Puppet Practitioner

Virtual 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.

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

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

Please review the technical requirements for your class here.

Price

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Duration

3 Days

Additional Notes

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Upcoming Classes

Online

Instructor-led online training

Location Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019
US East - Online Aug 7 – Aug 9
Oct 30 – Nov 1
US West - Online Sep 11 – Sep 13
Europe GMT - Online Sep 18 – Sep 20
APAC - Online Oct 16 – Oct 18

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