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.
Provisioning and building new systems.
When looking at bootstrapping an infrastructure, people opt either for taking, or creating full images of an existing environment , or for “scripting” automated installations. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
More from Agile Testing’s Grig Gheorghiu on setting up Opscode Chef, creating your own cookbook, modifying an existing cookbook, creating a role and adding a client machine to that role.
The core definition of “fully automated provisioning”: the ability to deploy, update, and repair your application infrastructure using only pre-deﬁned automated procedures.
A checklist for security and performance tweaks you’ll want to apply when building a new Ubuntu box to host Drupal sites. Most of these will apply to CentOS as well, but the package names may be slightly different.
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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