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Anna Velasco, 4 hours, 56 minutes | Source: Puppet Labs
We're excited to announce Puppet Contributor Summit and Puppetize PDX 2019. Get the details on the two events this year, submit talk proposals, or register!
Davin Hanlon, 5 hours, 51 minutes | Source: Puppet Labs
The Puppet Cisco Nexus module now supports an agentless mode of operation, with no agent being deployed on the device. Read this post to learn more.
Anonymous, 3 days, 21 hours | Source: Example 42When we joined as individuals the Puppet community almost ten years ago, we learned that this community was different. The most important drive here has always been: try to be helpful and inclusive! Shortly after example42 GmbH was founded, in October 2015, we were accepted as Puppet Channel Partner. This partnership allows Puppet Inc and example42 GmbH to work closely together on training, consulting, migrations and any aspect of a Puppet Enterprise installation. Several of the relevant engagements have been conducted by Alessandro Franceschi, CTO at example42 GmbH. We are super excited that Alessandro is rewarded as Channel Partner Engineer ...
Lindsey Smith, 1 week, 1 day | Source: Puppet Labs
Based on user feedback, modules specified as “Puppet Enterprise-only” are now widely available for use with public-facing code repositories.
Tim Zonca, 1 week, 2 days | Source: Puppet Labs
CRN® honors John Schwan as 2019 Channel Chief!
Anonymous, 1 month, 2 weeks | Source: Example 42In Puppet trainings I usually tell people that a lazy admin is a good admin. A lazy admin will automate repetitive tasks. Additionally I like to refer to Puppet as also being lazy: Puppet always checks the actual state and compares it with the desired state. In case that actual state is correct, Puppet will go to sleep again. But there are parts where being lazy is kind of a problem. One of these is what I prefer to name “the lazy tagging” in Puppet. What are tags? Tags and collectors Work around the lazy tagging issue What are tags ...
Anonymous, 1 month, 3 weeks | Source: Example 42Welcome to 2019! We close the year with a categorised summary of all postings from 2018 and a rethinking of the purpose of this blog. After exactly 2 years of weekly posts about Puppet we have decided to quit with the weekly schedule. We will continue to release Puppet Tips here, but not every week. The ratio between time spent in writing the posts and feedback from readers and the Puppet world has not been positive enough to justify the effort. We apologise to who has always supported and helped us in spreading these contents (special thanks to Taciano Tres ...
Anonymous, 2 months | Source: Example 42Our tour of the ready to use profiles of the psick module continues this week with management of DNS entries for the resolver, and of the content of /etc/hosts file. These are the previous posts of this series: Part 1 - Overview of the psick module and its reusable profiles. Part 2 - Proxy and Hostname settings with psick profiles. Part 3 - OpenSSH settings, keys, configs management. Part 4 - Users management. Managing /etc/hosts Psick module provides 3 different classes to manage the contents of /etc/hosts: psick::hosts::file: Manage /etc/hosts via a file resource psick::hosts::dynamic: Manage ...
Henrik Lindberg (email@example.com), 2 months, 2 weeks | Source: Puppet on the EdgePuppet 6 type system - Posts
This is an index page with links to all of my blog posts in the series about the Puppet 6 Type System support for the Object data type.
Henrik Lindberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), 2 months, 2 weeks | Source: Puppet on the EdgePuppet 6 type system - Methods
This is the fourth posting in the series about the Object data type in the Puppet Type System - Pcore. The first post introduced the Object data type and the history behind Pcore. You probably want to read that first. The second post covers more about how attributes are specified, and the third post is about inheritance. In this post, I will cover Object behavior - that is the operations that are available on Object, how they can be controlled, and how methods/functions are defined and implemented.
Henrik Lindberg (email@example.com), 3 months, 1 week | Source: Puppet on the EdgePuppet 6 type system - Object Inheritance
This is the third posting in the series about the Object data type in the Puppet Type System - Pcore. The first post introduced the Object data type and the history behind Pcore. You probably want to read that first. The second post covers more about how attributes are specified. In this post, I will cover inheritance as well as one feature I forgot in the second post.
Yeah, so, I forgot to mention that there is a short form for specifying constants. In the second ...
Henrik Lindberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), 3 months, 1 week | Source: Puppet on the EdgePuppet 6 type system Object attributes
This is the second posting in the series about the Object data type in the Puppet Type System - Pcore. The first post introduced the Object data type and the history behind Pcore. You probably want to read that first.
In this post I am going to show how attributes of Objects work in more detail.
As you may recall from the earlier post - an Object data type can be created like this in Puppet:
type Car = Object ...
David Schmitt, 3 months, 1 week | Source: david.log
Disclaimer: This post was written as an employee of Puppet, Inc., but does not constitute opinions of the company.
Last year I was part of the effort to design, develop and deliver the first version of the Puppet Development Kit. We started our effort small with a Trello board of ideas and things that we wanted to achieve. Once development started, we switched over to a JIRA project using the companies standard config, which turned out to be quite limiting after a while. At one point I took a day or two to completely rebuild our kanban boards to streamline ...
rnelson0, 4 months, 1 week | Source: RNELSON0I previously wrote about converting an individual puppet module’s repo to use the Puppet Development Kit. We can also convert controlrepos to use the PDK. I am starting with a “traditional” controlrepo, described here, as well as centralized tests, described here. To follow this article directly, you need to: Have all hiera data and role/profile/custom […]
rnelson0, 6 months | Source: RNELSON0One of the biggest gaps in most IT security policies is a very basic feature, patching. Specific numbers vary, but most surveys show a majority of hacks are due to unpatched vulnerabilities. Sadly, in 2018, automatic patching on servers is still out of the grasp of many, especially those running older OSes. While there are […]
rnelson0, 6 months, 1 week | Source: RNELSON0I was pretty excited when I read the new features in Puppet Enterprise 2018.1. There are a lot of cool new features and fixes, but the backup/restore feature stood out for me. Even with just 5 VMs at home, I don’t want to rock the boat when rebuilding my master by losing my CA or […]
rnelson0, 8 months | Source: RNELSON0As I lamented in my article on converting to the PDK, I really do not like Rubocop and was disappointed I could not turn it off. Thankfully, that was addressed in PDK-998 and the fix was included in time for PDK 1.6.0! Disabling it is pretty simple and though it’s strictly a fix to pdk-templates, […]
R.I. Pienaar, 10 months | Source: R.I.Pienaar - www.devco.net
It’s been a while since my previous update and quite a bit have happened since.
As previously mentioned the Choria Server will aim to replace mcollectived eventually. Thus far I was focussed on it’s registration subsystem, Golang based MCollective RPC compatible agents and being able to embed it into other software for IoT and management backplanes.
Over the last few weeks I learned that MCollective will no longer be shipped in Puppet Agent version 6 which is currently due around Fall 2018. This means we have to accelerate making Choria standalone in it’s own right ...
R.I. Pienaar, 10 months, 3 weeks | Source: R.I.Pienaar - www.devco.net
Extending Puppet using types, providers, facts and functions are well known and widely done. Something new is how to add entire new data types to the Puppet DSL to create entirely new language behaviours.
I’ve done a bunch of this recently with the Choria Playbooks and some other fun experiments, today I’ll walk through building a small network wide spec system using the Puppet DSL.
Raphaël Pinson, 12 months | Source: Camptocamp Blog
In 2015, Puppet celebrated its 10th anniversary. At Camptocamp, Puppet has totally revolutionized our way of doing systems administration!
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