Puppet for Beginners

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Accepted Session
Long Form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:45am in Burnside

Excerpt

Puppet is a powerful configuration management tool that makes life easier for people managing systems and applications. This tutorial gives you an in-depth and hands-on introduction to Puppet that is ideal for beginners to Puppet and configuration management.

Description

Puppet is a popular open-source configuration management solution. It’s written in Ruby and in use by organizations around the world to manage their assets more cheaply, more effectively, and with a view to delivering a higher quality of service.

Puppet is one of the easiest infrastructure tools you’ll ever use but it’s still helpful to have a hands-on introduction to how to get started. This tutorial doesn’t cover the deep technical details but allows you to focus on doing useful work as soon as possible.

In the course of the tutorial you’ll be exposed to most of the tools and configuration you will use in a functioning Puppet installation. By the end of the tutorial we’ll produce a simple Puppet architecture that can manage a few key services and applications. We’ll also demonstrate some of the more interesting problems Puppet simplifies solving and give you pointers towards developing more advanced Puppet patterns.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Teyo Tyree

    Puppet Labs

    Biography

    Co-Founder of Puppet Labs and former Director of IT for 20/20 Research and professional systems administrator, over the past 12 years Teyo has been using and promoting the use of open source tools to enable scaling and efficiency in IT operations. Teyo joined Puppet Labs in July of 2008 and has been traveling the world providing Puppet Labs’ customers with training and consulting.

    Sessions

      • Title: Puppet for Beginners
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: Burnside
      • Time: 10:0011:45am
      • Excerpt:

        Puppet is a powerful configuration management tool that makes life easier for people managing systems and applications. This tutorial gives you an in-depth and hands-on introduction to Puppet that is ideal for beginners to Puppet and configuration management.

      • Speakers: Teyo Tyree