Pulling Strings with Puppet

Configuration Management Made Easy

Cover Art for 9781590599785, Pulling Strings with Puppet by James Turnbull
ISBN: 9781590599785
Publisher: Apress
Published: 28 February, 2008
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries (Trove)
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Competent system administrators know their success hinges upon being able to perform often tedious tasks with rigor and punctuality. Such metrics are often achieved only by instituting a considerable degree of automation, something that has become even more crucial as IT environments continue to scale both in terms of size and complexity. One of the most powerful system administration tools to be released is Puppet, a solution capable of automating nearly every aspect of a system administrator’s job, from user management, to software installation, to even configuring server services such as FTP and LDAP. Pulling Strings with Puppet: Configuration Management Made Easy is the first book to introduce the powerful Puppet system administration tool. Author James Turnbull will guide you through Puppet’s key features, showing you how to install and configure the software, create automated Puppet tasks, known as recipes, and even create reporting solutions and extend Puppet further to your own needs. A bonus chapter is included covering the Facter library, which makes it a breeze to automate the retrieval of server configuration details such as IP and MAC addresses. What you’ll learn Properly install and configure Puppet in order to begin immediately maximizing its capabilities Create reporting solutions to more easily monitor automated outcomes Extend Puppet to perform tasks that are capable of suiting your organization’s specific needs Use Facter to query server operating systems for key data such as IP addresses, server names, and MAC addresses Who this book is for Ruby developers and system administrators. Table of Contents Introducing Puppet Installing and Running Puppet Speaking Puppet Using Puppet Reporting on Puppet Advanced Puppet Extending Puppet

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