Puppet 4: Working with Modules and Classes

Puppet is and has been the de-facto configuration management in Linux and Unix systems, and with Puppet 4, it is even bigger and stronger. This course teaches you how to create the best streamlined Puppet code onto Classes and Modules.
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(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
August 18, 2016
Duration
3h 13m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(12)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
August 18, 2016
Duration
3h 13m
Description

Organizing your code into modules and classes will make it more usable and maintainable, which will make you more employable. In this course, Puppet 4: Working with Modules and Classes, you'll learn how to organize your code better than ever before. First, you'll learn to transform an NTP manifest into a more usable application, in the form of a module containing classes and defined types. You'll also learn how to create code once and reuse it. Finally, you'll discover how to validate input to parameterized classes. By the end of this course, you'll know how to refactor monolithic, flat Puppet manifests into streamlined modules.

About the author
About the author

Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone and welcome, my name is Andrew Mallett, otherwise known as the theurbanpenguin. I hope you are ready for my 2nd Puppet course You know that I work in the UK with my own Linux training and consultancy, and Puppet has always been my configuration tool of choice as it is also for 8 out of 10 penguin owners who expressed a preference. I started using puppet 7 0r 8 years ago to complete classroom setups and still use it today In this course you will learn how to streamline you code into modules making it easier to maintain and use We continue with the NTP theme from the Language Essentials course and break our code in to classes and modules looking at 1. Module structure 2. Declaring Classes with and without parameters 3. Creating Custom Resource types in Ruby By the end of the course you will be able to create Puppet modules containing multiple classes that have the flexibility of taking input at runtime You will need some basic knowledge of Linux and understanding of Puppet gained from the Puppet 4: Language Essentials course