Pro Puppet

Pro Puppet Pro Puppet is an in depth guide to installing using and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet The book is a comprehensive follow up to the previous title Pulling Strings with P

  • Title: Pro Puppet
  • Author: James Turnbull Jeffrey McCune
  • ISBN: 9781430230571
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pro Puppet is an in depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet The book is a comprehensive follow up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration You ll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend Puppet, and use Facter toPro Puppet is an in depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet The book is a comprehensive follow up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration You ll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend Puppet, and use Facter to gather configuration data from your servers Puppet is a must have tool for system administrators, and Pro Puppet will teach you how to maximize its capabilities and customize it for your environment.Install and configure Puppet to immediately start automating tasks and create reporting solutions Learn insider tricks and techniques to better manage your infrastructure Become a Puppet expert

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    1. Noticeable amount of typos and editing issues, including entire blocks of text being repeated verbatim. Short on best-practices and manifest writing, long on massive-scale implementation details. Lots of text-padding on installation details for things that I think should be well-known by those that would apply the concepts. But, still a fair amount of exposure to random stuff and food for thought. Thin recommendation for those already using Puppet in production.

    2. Was wary of this after reading a few poor reviews on , but figured there'd be some info to glean out of it that was different from docs.puppetlabs. There were some practices to pull out, but too much explanation of using other systems like Git. Also there were too many "how to install X on Y" sections - I'm not reading this book looking for installation documentation that will already be on the site of the software I'm trying to install. Out of the 300 or so pages, probably only 75 pages worth w [...]

    3. Right now it is pretty outdated and I haven't really checked whether newer versions are available. Well with Puppet 4 everything will be new again.

    4. I was really looking forward to this book and sadly I can't say I enjoyed it much. As a book it was a bland affair with a distinct worthiness to it through the prose style used which contained no discernable wit or humour to liven proceedings. The book equivalent of of overcooked vegetables. So what was wrong? Three things stand out, at a base level there was something wrong in the presentation of long terminal dumps. Particularly frustrating was the repeated output of apt and yum. Surely anyone [...]

    5. The good news is that this book contains a lot of information on Puppet at various levels. The bad news is that information is very scarce, the text is littered with copy pastes from the console (and who's waiting for a diff or an apt-get install output, these things just litter the text and are a pain to see on an e-reader). Also nobody even considering how to use puppet isn't capable to install this. It is pointless to foresee installation instructions for every module (git and erlang anyone ? [...]

    6. Questo libro non si può leggere senza avere sotto mano almeno un computer con un po' di macchine virtuali (o diversi server fisici) su cui fare i test.Presenta situazioni reali e propone soluzioni dettagliate.Ha, purtroppo, qualche difetto: alcune (poche) configurazioni si riferiscono a una versione già vecchia di Puppet (ma si trovano informazioni online su come risolvere) e, un po' più grave, a volte è difficile capire quale file stia invitando a modificare.Per uno che abbia già usato Pup [...]

    7. the code listings in this book contain lots of errors and reading through it feels like it was copy&pasted together in a hurry. overall disappointing if you want to learn about puppet itself. it also teaches about tools around puppet and massive scaling, maybe its more useful if you want to learn about that. the basic puppet stuff can be learned simply by using the puppet learning ressources online

    8. It was pretty good but could have been better, missing some advanced uses of puppet that I had hoped to see, like using Augeas (augeas/). That said, most the content that is there is pretty solid and I enjoyed seeing the Foreman and dashboard information.I would recommend this book to anyone who routinely uses puppet and already has the basics figured out.

    9. I am a developer not a system administrator, my interest in puppet is for setting up and updating virtual machine images for cloud deployments. For my purposes this book was an excellent introduction. I found all of the examples clear, I developed a very clear sense of what puppet is capable of, and how I would use it. I was the right mix of concrete examples and high level descriptions.

    10. The introductory material in this book was helpful, but overall I found it only marginally useful. It was a bit too dense and application-specific to be a good tutorial, and not organized enough to be a good reference. It was already obsolete by the time I picked it up, a common problem with books about open source software projects.

    11. More about "Pro", less about "Puppet".If you'd like to know how to install Puppet, Git, RabbitMQ, Ruby, some Ruby gems, Cucumber and many many other stuff - this book is for you. You even will be able to learn how to use Git :-)The bad part: the book is supposed to be about Puppet :-(

    12. The only cohesive and useful Puppet documentation I've read. If you need to work with Puppet, you need this book.

    13. If you're implementing Puppet, get this book. It's good, it's clear, and it was written by two people who work for Puppet Labs. What more could you want?

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