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Ben Ford, 3 days, 1 hour | Source: Puppet Labs
Join us in congratulating the community award winners for 2018.
Alanna Brown, 4 days | Source: Puppet Labs
Highly evolved teams are far more likely to implement these five practices early in their DevOps evolution. Our new paper explains each one in detail.
Henrik Lindberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), 4 days, 1 hour | 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 ...
Daniel Carabas, 5 days | Source: Puppet Labs
You can use Puppet Bolt to deploy your Kubernetes cluster on Amazon EKS. Check out this article to learn how.
Yasmin Rajabi, 6 days | Source: Puppet Labs
Learn how Puppet Enterprise 2019 combines a remote, agentless offering with a robust ongoing agent-based infrastructure automation solution. Get going with ten free nodes.
Anonymous, 6 days, 4 hours | Source: Example 42We have already talked in our blog about the PSICK project, both the control-repo and the Puppet module. Here and in our next posts we will get deeper in how to use the reusable profiles of the Psick module. Prerequisites Psick is a module you can get from the forge, if you install it form the command line all its dependencies are resolved: puppet module install example42-psick When used inside a control repo, you need to explicitly state its dependencies in your Puppetfile: mod 'puppetlabs-stdlib', :latest mod 'example42/psick', :latest mod 'example42/tp', :latest mod 'example42/tinydata', :latest In a ...
Henrik Lindberg (email@example.com), 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 ...
Anonymous, 1 week | Source: Example 42We have already talked in our blog about the PSICK project, both the control-repo and the Puppet module. Here and in our next posts we will get deeper in how to use the reusable profiles of the Psick module. Prerequisites Psick is a module you can get from the forge, if you install it form the command line all its dependencies are resolved: puppet module install example42-psick When used inside a control repo, you need to explicitly state its dependencies in your Puppetfile: mod 'puppetlabs-stdlib', :latest mod 'example42/psick', :latest mod 'example42/tp', :latest mod 'example42/tinydata', :latest In a ...
David Schmitt, 1 week, 1 day | 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 ...
Anonymous, 2 weeks | Source: Example 42We are pleasantly surprised and honoured to be rewarded as one of the Top 10 DevOps consulting companies in Europe by CIO Applications Europe. Here the full issue in PDF. Example42, is described as a company that “offers and shares huge IT experience and world-class knowledge of Puppet software and DevOps practices”. Efficient Consulting Services Knowledge sharing Efficient Consulting There is a major difference between effective and efficient consulting. Within effective consulting companies get solutions and support in a fast and reliable matter. We prefer efficient consulting, where we enable customer teams to understand the solutions and are able to ...
Anonymous, 3 weeks | Source: Example 42This post, for once, is not strictly about Puppet, but about a nice, standard way to customise the behaviour of a text editor directly from within your source code repository. Editorconfig is a file format that defines the coding style to use in an editor for the files of your repository. It contains, in stanzas divided ini file format, various definitions to manage common editor settings: indent_style - Indentation Style. Possible Values: tab, space indent_size - Indentation Size (in single-spaced characters). Possible Values: an integer, tab tab_width - Width of a single tabstop character. Possible Values: an integer (defaults to indent_size when indent_size ...
Henrik Lindberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), 3 weeks, 5 days | Source: Puppet on the EdgePuppet 6 type system Object and Custom Data Types
In 2014 and 2015 when I was busy with implementing the Puppet Type System I was not sure how it would be received. Today I am very happy with how it turned out as it has been very well received and is now extensively used in Puppet modules for both Puppet and Bolt. (I am talking about data types like
Array, parameterized types like
Array[String], plus all the more specialized data types. This blog post is ...
rnelson0, 1 month | 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 […]
Henrik Lindberg (email@example.com), 1 month | Source: Puppet on the EdgePuppet PAL wants to be your friend
PAL stands for Puppet As-a Library and it is a new Ruby API in Puppet giving an application written in Ruby access to an API for Puppet Language related operations ranging from full scale features such as compiling a catalog to fine grained parsing and evaluating Puppet Language logic.
PAL was introduced as an experimental feature in the 5.x series (primarily to support Bolt). Now with both Puppet 6.0 and Bolt 1.0 having been released the experimental status of PAL ...
rnelson0, 2 months, 3 weeks | 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, 3 months | 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, 4 months, 3 weeks | 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, 6 months, 4 weeks | 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, 7 months, 2 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, 9 months | Source: Camptocamp Blog
In 2015, Puppet celebrated its 10th anniversary. At Camptocamp, Puppet has totally revolutionized our way of doing systems administration!
That's easy, you just tweet to @_masterzen_ your Puppet category/tag blog feed (atom or rss) url and I'll include it