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Understanding Puppet classes and modules

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 4: Classes & Modules

We learned about some of the interesting ways Puppet helps automate things in Part 3. In the final part of this series, we look at the rules to follow to effectively organise Puppet…

Puppet resource types

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 3: Resource Types & Example Configs

The previous article in this series focused on creating users, groups and files (based on home directories). Let’s now look at the various types of resources provided by Puppet, by default, and at…

Automating data centre management

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 2: User & Group Management

In our last session, we had learnt how to set up a basic Puppet server and client architecture. Today, we will look at how to create users and groups, and a little bit…

Data centre management

Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 1: Setting Up Master & Client

Managing data centres comprising hundreds of systems is tough. Fortunately, configuration-management systems help bring things under control, by automating common configuration tasks, making systems manageable from a central location. This article focuses on…

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