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Attendee prerequisites for this tutorial are listed below.
This tutorial is aimed at the sysadmin or developer with little to no experience with Puppet. We would setup two VM’s, a Puppet Master and an agent to demonstrate the bootstrap process. We would then cover the architecture and approach so that everyone understood how Puppet works. Then go into the philosophy of describing what you want your system to look like instead of the how. Next we would actually write code and deploy it to the systems showing how easy it is to manage your system. While writing code we will go over common design patterns and discuss best practices. To wrap up we will cover a few more advanced topics such as using the Dashboard (web based GUI) and integrating with an external node classifier.
This would very much be a hands on effort where you could start with only knowing how to fire up two VM’s and walk out with a working Puppet infrastructure.
Attendees will need a laptop capable of running two VM’s simultaneously.
We support both VMWare and VirtualBox.
You can download the VM ahead of time at the following URL.
At the beginning of the tutorial we will distribute the training
materials and walk through getting the VM’s up and running.
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Garrett Honeycutt has been hacking *nix based systems and spreading the merits of open source software for over ten years. He began using Puppet in 2007 while building out a national carrier grade VoIP system. Previously he has worked on such things as building core internet infrastructure for an ISP and creating mobile media distribution platforms.
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