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Puppet 5 Beginner's Guide - Third Edition

By : John Arundel
Book Image

Puppet 5 Beginner's Guide - Third Edition

By: John Arundel

Overview of this book

Puppet 5 Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition gets you up and running with the very latest features of Puppet 5, 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 (21 chapters)
Puppet 5 Beginner's Guide Third Edition
About the Author
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Setting up an Amazon AWS account

If you already have an AWS account, skip to the next section. Otherwise, you can follow these instructions to set up a new account and get the credentials you need to start building infrastructure with Puppet.

Creating an AWS account

Follow these steps to create a new AWS account:

  1. Browse to the following URL:

  2. Click Sign In to the Console.

  3. Follow the instructions to create and verify your account.

To manage AWS resources using Puppet, we will create an additional AWS user account specifically for Puppet, using Amazon's Identiy and Access Management (IAM) framework. We'll see how to do this in the following sections.

Creating an IAM policy

Before we create the user account for Puppet, we need to grant specific permissions for the things it needs to do, such as read and create EC2 instances. This involves creating an IAM policy, which is a set of named permissions you can associate with a user account.

IAM policies are expressed as a JSON-format...