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Advise on puppet opensource training

asked 2015-07-22 03:55:33 -0500

bennethos gravatar image

Hey,

I'm starting out with puppet, did all of the introductory courses on puppet from puppetlabs. But am a bit confused now because most followup courses are aimed at the commercial version. I will have to deploy the opensource version for linux & windows usage. Could you guys point me to some online trainings/guides ? I found a training on safari o'reilly and udemy.com but don't know if it's worth it.

thx a bunch

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My goal is to be able to update basic files on a variety of linux OS'es and Windows servers. I have already installed the master on a centos7 box

bennethos gravatar imagebennethos ( 2015-07-22 03:56:27 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-22 16:11:27 -0500

Not familiar with intro courses on opensource puppet sorry. I think theres a wealth of info online, puppet provide free virtual machines and an 'interactive course' which is good (puppet-vms), aside from the puppet docs online I'd recommend ProPuppet published by Apress, also look at puppet cookbook (book but also recipes online) plenty of good websites out there e.g. : web course

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answered 2015-07-24 03:51:18 -0500

bennethos gravatar image

thx, the vm's seem to be marketing related to make you understand the enterprisee version though.

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answered 2015-08-17 11:13:10 -0500

Aly gravatar image

I haven't been able to find a lot of opensource training, but the following sites have been very useful:

Puppet Tutorial
Puppet Cookbook
Ruby Tutorial

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answered 2015-08-18 11:20:35 -0500

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If you're looking for formal classroom type training, I'd suggest their formal offerings. I've taken the Advanced (now broken out to 2 classes) and the Architect class. I found that very little of the content only applies to the PE version, as they did briefly (maybe 15min) use the console. After viewing the documentation my co-worker returned with from the Fundamentals class, I'd say that class was very similar.

Also in the classes I'd taken, there were a couple open source users, and they didn't have any complaints about it focusing only on PE.

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