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Automating Infrastructure Management with Puppet

Maintaining infrastructure configuration in the optimal state is a complex task. The heterogeneity in software and hardware configurations makes the task difficult. Puppet enables...

A Brief Introduction to Puppet

As a server configuration management tool, Puppet offers an automated way to inspect, deliver and operate software regardless of its deployment. It provides control...
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Puppet: The Popular Choice for IT Automation

Puppet is used to configure UNIX-like computer systems as well as Windows systems. It uses its own declarative language or a domain specific language....

GitHub open sources Puppet development and testing tool

GitHub has released the code of its Puppet development and testing tool called Octacatalog-diff. This new piece of software is already powering GitHub.com, which...

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...

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

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...
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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...

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

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...

Puppet Show: Automating UNIX Administration

A Puppet show can turn out to be real entertainment for UNIX administrators.
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