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Must know puppet modules and features

asked 2015-12-03 12:38:50 -0500

bindo gravatar image

Greetings good people,

I'm a unix Engineer with no puppet experience. I have been following the tutorial series "Puppet Fundamentals for System Administrators" by Pluralsight which I believe is so great and has helped me heaps understanding the concepts.

With that series of videos I have covered the basic grounds of classes, modules, and hiera and I'd like to dive deeper. Please can someone tell me what are the widely used puppet features/technologies (i.e:mcollective) in the industry if one would want to take up a new career on puppet may be as a devops engineer or a automation specialist?

Many thanks in advance

/Bindo

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answered 2015-12-03 13:33:44 -0500

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updated 2015-12-03 13:45:19 -0500

Some buzz words: hiera, enc's, puppetdb, r10k, scaling, orchestration, efficient code, razor, mcollective, Rest API,

Experience speaks for itself; whether that's setting up puppet within your organization or contributing to puppet modules on the forge/github. The more you do the better you will get.

There are lots of puppet books out there as well; to help you along the way. https://puppetlabs.com/resources/books

If you looking for the more formal methods, puppet does off training: https://learn.puppetlabs.com/

If you live near a larger city try joining one of the Puppet Users Groups: https://puppetlabs.com/community/PUG

Lastly, there is also puppet on irc @ freenode/puppet

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HI Beepy, Thanks a lot for the informartion sir. I will sure look in to learning what you've suggested in order to get better at puppet. Really appreciate it. Thanks. /Bindo

bindo gravatar imagebindo ( 2015-12-06 03:57:54 -0500 )edit

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