The Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide is the perfect introduction to Puppet 3 for complete beginners, taking you from download and installation to completely automating your infrastructure with Puppet.
The Puppet 3 Cookbook takes you beyond the basics to explore the full power of Puppet, showing you in detail how to tackle a variety of real-world problems and applications.
Agile Testing’s Grig Gheorghiu provides a simple, step-by-step tutorial for installing Opscode Chef and getting a Chef client to talk to a Chef server.
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