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Puppet Configuration Management Boot Camp

2 Days
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3 Days
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16.00 CPEs
14.00 T-PDUs

Expertise Level: Intermediate
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The configuration management and data center automation tool that streamlines every step of IT service delivery, Puppet allows you to provision physical and virtual machines, orchestrate configuration management and develop, test and deploy code faster. Designed to easily automate repetitive and error-prone system administration tasks, Puppet's declarative language allows you to state how your systems should be configured to do their jobs. It's easy to quickly set up systems in a reliable and repeatable way.

This course demonstrates the complete Puppet configuration management system, and how it can be used to build and scale reliable infrastructure for your own environments. As a continuous hands-on lab intensive course, students will build a fully functional infrastructure using Puppet. By the end of this course you will have a solid understanding and hands-on experience with Puppet, and the knowledge to integrate Puppet into your own operations workflow.

Upcoming Dates and Locations
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Aug 14, 2017 – Aug 15, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online
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Aug 14, 2017 – Aug 15, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Raleigh, North Carolina

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114 Edinburgh South Dr
Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511
United States

Sep 18, 2017 – Sep 19, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online
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Sep 18, 2017 – Sep 19, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm New York, New York Register
Oct 18, 2017 – Oct 20, 2017    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online
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Oct 19, 2017 – Oct 20, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Airport
550 Cherrington Parkway

Coraopolis, PA 15108
United States

Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 14, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Minneapolis, Minnesota

Embassy Suites Airport
7901 34th Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55425
United States

Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 15, 2017    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online
12:00pm – 4:30pm
Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 5, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm San Francisco, California

Learn IT
33 New Montgomery St.
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 5, 2017    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online
11:30am – 7:30pm
Course Outline

1. Automation

  • The importance of automation
  • Existing automation tools and comparison with Puppet
  • Why Puppet is a preferred tool
  • Different Components of Puppet's architecture
  • Open source Puppet and Puppet Enterprise

2. Setting up your development environment

  • Using the Geppetto IDE
  • Using git to manage your workflow
  • Using Virtualbox for Vagrant
  • Using Vagrant to simulate your environment

3. The Puppet Master

  • Setting up the Puppet Master
  • Passenger for scalability
  • Certificate management
  • Deploying with git

4. Nodes

  • Organizing your nodes
  • Using an external node classifier
  • Hiera

5. Environments

  • Using environments for different parts of your infrastructure
  • Environments and Hiera
  • Dynamic Environments
  • Git workflow for environments

6. The Puppet Forge

  • Using community modules
  • Using R10K to manage modules

7. Custom Module Creation

  • Manifest files
  • Files and Templates
  • Custom facts
  • Using custom facts with Hiera

8. Custom Types

  • Parameterized classes
  • Defined types
  • Types and providers
  • Creating a new type

9. Reporting

  • Enabling reporting
  • Store report output
  • Processing reports

10. The Foreman

  • Install The Foreman
  • Connect The Foreman with Puppet
  • The Foreman as an external node classifier
  • Puppet reports in The Foreman

11. Exported Resources

  • Exported resource concepts
  • Installing PuppetDB
  • Installing and configuring PostgreSQL
  • Configure PuppetDB to use PostgreSQL
  • Configure Puppet to use PuppetDB
  • Declaring exported resources
  • Collecting exported resources

12. Mcollective

  • Installing activemq
  • Configuring nodes to use activemq
  • Using mcollective

13. Putting it all Together

  • Gather our infrastructure requirements
  • Import required community Puppet modules
  • Define our environments
  • Define our roles
  • Create custom modules
  • Define our nodes
  • Test our infrastructure from beginning to end

14. Application Orchestration

Note: Application Orchestration is only available in Puppet Enterprise

Who should attend
  • IT Managers and Leaders
  • Developers and Application Teams
  • System Administrators
  • IT Operations Staff
  • Release Engineers
  • Configuration Managers
  • Anyone involved with IT infrastructure
  • ScrumMasters
  • Software Managers and Team Leads
Bonus Materials

The workshop includes O'Reilly's comprehensive text on Puppet tooling: Learning Puppet by Jussi Heinonen. This text from Heinonen, plus your classroom guide, will serve as invaluable references back at work. 


You will need a computer to set up and use Puppet in class.

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