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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
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Bootstrapping a new node

If you'd like to try out the demo repo on a Vagrant box, there is a suitable Vagrantfile included within the repo directory. (If you don't have Vagrant installed, follow the instructions in the Installing Virtualbox and Vagrant section of Chapter 1, Getting started with Puppet, first.)

Bootstrapping a Vagrant VM

Run the following commands in the repo directory to start your Vagrant VM:

vagrant plugin install vagrant-vbguest
vagrant up

Bootstrapping physical or cloud nodes

Alternatively, you can bootstrap a physical or cloud node using the repo. All you will need is the IP address or DNS name of the target node.

Run the following command from the Puppet repo, replacing TARGET_SERVER with the address or name of the node, and HOSTNAME with the hostname that you want to set (for example, demo):


You will see some output related to copying the bootstrap script, installing the Puppet package, cloning the repo, installing the Forge modules...