In this three-day course, students will start by installing Puppet Enterprise, then learn Puppet best practices and use Puppet to write simple classes, and update and extend existing modules. Fundamentals is taught through a combination of lecture and relevant, real world, hands-on exercises. After completing this course, students will be able to deploy basic system configurations using best practices for Puppet in a Master-Agent setup.
The fundamental component roles that make up Puppet Enterprise (and Puppet Open Source).
The core concepts for the Puppet DSL, including:
Modules and Classes
Separating logic from presentation by using Templates.
Modeling repeatable portions of your configuration by using Defined Resource Types.
Building a foundation for building more complex configurations by using Advanced Classes:
Introduction to Inheritance
Introduction to Data Separation using Hiera
Revisiting Classification using parameterized classes & ADB
An introduction to using modules from the Puppet Forge and Supported Modules.
A brief introduction to the Roles and Profiles design pattern.