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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.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Puppet 4.10 Beginner's Guide Second Edition
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In this chapter, we introduced the basic idea of cloud computing, and looked at some options for managing cloud resources, including CloudFormation and Terraform, before meeting the puppetlabs/aws module.

We worked through the process of creating an AWS account, setting up an IAM user and policy, generating credentials and SSH keys, installing the AWS SDK gem, and choosing a suitable AMI.

Using Puppet, we created an EC2 instance and security group, and saw how to connect to the running instance with SSH. Furthermore, we created a whole VPC from scratch, complete with subnets, Internet gateway, route table, security group, and EC2 instance.

Lastly, we saw how to build all these cloud resources directly from Hiera data, which is the most flexible and powerful way to describe Puppet resources.

In the next and final chapter we'll draw together ideas and techniques from all the previous chapters in this book, to create a complete, working example Puppet infrastructure, which you can use as...