Puppet Best Practices
Design Patterns for Maintainable Code


Language: Anglais
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If you maintain or plan to build Puppet infrastructure, this practical guide will take you a critical step further with best practices for managing the task successfully. Authors Chris Barbour and Jo Rhett present best-in-class design patterns for deploying Puppet environments and discuss the impact of each. The conceptual designs and implementation patterns in this book will help you create solutions that are easy to extend, maintain, and support.

Essential for companies upgrading their Puppet deployments, this book teaches you powerful new features and implementation models that weren’t available in the older versions. DevOps engineers will learn how best to deploy Puppet with long-term maintenance and future growth in mind.

  • Explore Puppet’s design philosophy and data structures
  • Get best practices for using Puppet’s declarative language
  • Examine Puppet resources in depth—the building blocks of state management
  • Learn to model and describe business and site-specific logic in Puppet
  • See best-in-class models for multitiered data management with Hiera
  • Explore available options and community experience for node classification
  • Utilize r10k to simplify and accelerate Puppet change management
  • Review the cost benefits of creating your own extensions to Puppet
  • Get detailed advice for extending Puppet in a maintainable manner

Chapter 1 The Puppet Design Philosophy

Chapter 2 Code and Data; High Level Design

Chapter 3 Coding Practices

Chapter 4 Puppet Module Design

Chapter 5 Types and Providers

Chapter 6 Hiera

Chapter 7 Roles and Profiles

Chapter 8 Node Classification

Chapter 9 Release Engineering and r10k

Chapter 10 Development Tools

Chapter 11 Extending Puppet

Chapter 12 The Ecosystem of Infrastructure Management Tools