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Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide - Second Edition

By : John Arundel
Book Image

Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide - Second Edition

By: John Arundel

Overview of this book

Puppet 4.10 Beginner’s Guide, Second Edition, gets you up and running with the very latest features of Puppet 4.10, including Docker containers, Hiera data, and Amazon AWS cloud orchestration. Go from beginner to confident Puppet user with a series of clear, practical examples to help you manage every aspect of your server setup. Whether you’re a developer, a system administrator, or you are simply curious about Puppet, you’ll learn Puppet skills that you can put into practice right away. With practical steps giving you the key concepts you need, this book teaches you how to install packages and config files, create users, set up scheduled jobs, provision cloud instances, build containers, and so much more. Every example in this book deals with something real and practical that you’re likely to need in your work, and you’ll see the complete Puppet code that makes it happen, along with step-by-step instructions for what to type and what output you’ll see. All the examples are available in a GitHub repo for you to download and adapt for your own server setup.
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Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide Second Edition
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Getting ready to use puppetlabs/aws

In the following sections, we'll see how to generate an SSH key pair to connect to your EC2 instances, and also install the puppetlabs/aws module with its dependencies.

Creating a key pair

You'll need an SSH key pair in order to connect to any EC2 instances you create. We will generate and download your key pair in this section:

  1. In the AWS console, go to the EC2 section and select Key pairs in Network & Security in the left pane.

  2. Click the Create Key Pair button:

  3. You will be prompted for the name of your key pair. Enter pbg for this example.

  4. A file named pbg.pem will be automatically downloaded by your browser. Move this file to your ~/.ssh directory on your own computer (or copy it to the vagrant user's ~/.ssh directory on the Vagrant VM if you'd rather access your AWS instances from there).

  5. Set the correct permissions on the key file with the following command:

    chmod 600 ~/.ssh/pbg.pem

Installing the puppetlabs/aws module

Follow these steps to install the...