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Definitive Puppet for engineers

A 2 day training course
**Due to the current COVID-19 isolation rules all our courses are being delivered via virtual instructor led learning until further notice**

Definitive Puppet for engineers training course description

Puppet is a framework and toolset for configuration management. This course covers Puppet to enable delegates to manage configurations. Hands on sessions follow all the major sections.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Deploy Puppet.
  • Manage configurations with Puppet.
  • Build hosts with Puppet.
  • Produce reports with Puppet.

Definitive Puppet for engineers training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with Puppet
Linux fundamentals.
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall rating:

Customer reviews

"Kept it interesting and fun!"
"Very interesting and informative. "
C. M. IX Reach

Definitive Puppet for engineers training course contents

What is Puppet, Selecting the right version of Puppet, Installing Puppet, Configuring Puppet.

Developing and deploying Puppet
The puppet apply command and modes of operation, Foreground Puppet master, Developing Puppet with Vagrant, Environments, Making changes to the development environment, Testing the new environments with the Puppet agent, Environment branching and merging, Dynamic Puppet environments with Git branches, Summary, Resources.

Scaling Puppet
Identifying the challenges, Running the Puppet master with Apache and Passenger, Testing the Puppet master in Apache, Load balancing multiple Puppet masters, Scaling further, Load balancing alternatives. Measuring performance, Splay time, Summary, Going further, Resources.

Externalizing Puppet configuration
External node classification, Storing node configuration in LDAP, Summary, Resources.

Exporting and storing configuration
Virtual resources, Getting started with exported and stored configurations, Using exported resources, Expiring state resources, Summary, Resources.

Puppet consoles
The foreman, Puppet enterprise console, Puppetboard, Summary, Resources.

Tools and integration
Puppet forge and the module tool, Searching and installing a module from the forge, Generating a module, Managing module dependencies, Testing the modules, Developing Puppet modules with Geppetto, Summary, Resources.

Reporting with Puppet
Getting started, Configuring reporting, Report processors, Custom reporting, Other Puppet reporters, Summary, Resources.

Extending Facter and Puppet
Writing and distributing custom facts, Developing custom types, providers and functions, Summary, Resources, Complex data structures, Additional backends, Hiera functions in depth, Module data bindings, Hiera examples. Jiera-2, Summary, Resources.

Installing and configuring Mcollective, testing, Mcollective plugins, accessing hosts with Metadata.

Lists, initial Hiera configuration, Hiera command line utility, complex data structures, additional backends, Hiera functions in depth, module data bindings. Hiera-2.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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