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Enhance your Puppet Enterprise support workflow with pe_status_check

Anonymous, May 03, 2022 02:00 PM | Source: Puppet

`puppetlabs-pe_status_check` is a new supported module for Puppet Enterprise determined by Puppet Support to avoid support incidents or outages.

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Lockless code deploys in Puppet Enterprise & Continuous Delivery for PE

Anonymous, April 28, 2022 02:00 PM | Source: Puppet

Deploy more change to your infrastructure without bogging down your Puppet Enterprise installation with lockless code deploys.

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Making it easier to use the Puppet Support knowledge base

Anonymous, April 26, 2022 02:00 PM | Source: Puppet

Members of your organization have access to the Puppet Support knowledge base without requiring a sign in.

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The evolution of Puppet community

Anonymous, April 22, 2022 02:00 PM | Source: Puppet

You’ve probably noticed a few changes in our ecosystem over the last couple months. I’d love to tell you about it and how we hope to serve you better.

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Puppet is acquired and example42 goes back to the roots

Anonymous, April 13, 2022 12:00 AM | Source: Example 42

On April 11th, 2022 Puppet’s CEO Yvonne Wassenaar announced the acquisition from Perforce. Interesting and, for me, unexpected news. Only time will tell us how much this is going to impact Puppet’s product and the nature of its community. Do we still need Puppet? In these times where serverless, containers, and cloud based services are trending tech friends often ask me (given my barely concealed addiction for it) what’s the future and the role of a tool like Puppet. It was born to solve problems of the past, when people had to configure their own servers, rather than relying on ...

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Using EYAML-GPG to store secrets in Hiera

Simon Hönscheid, April 10, 2022 05:46 PM | Source: betadots

There are situations when you want to store secrets like passwords, tokens
or usernames in Hiera. The default way to do this is to use Hieras e(ncrypted)YAML
implementation based on PKCS7.

Pros and cons of the two EYAML mechanisms

eYAML

eYAML uses a public/private keypair. The public key goes out to all users. They are able to encrypt content; then, the private key is stored somewhere
safe and on the Puppetservers. This key is the only way to decrypt content.

This is pretty easy to configure, but might become an issue if team members leave the company. In practical ...

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Passwörter mit eYAML-GPG in Hiera speichern

Simon Hönscheid, April 10, 2022 05:46 PM | Source: betadots

Manchmal ist es notwendig, Zugangsdaten wie Passwörter, Tokens oder Benutzernamen in Hiera zu speichern. Puppet bringt die Implementation Hiera e(ncryted)YAML auf Basis von PKCS7 mit um dies zu ermöglichen,

Vor- und Nachteile der beiden eYAML Implementierungen

eYAML

eYAML basiert auf einem öffentlichen/privatem Schlüsselpaar. Der öffentliche Schlüssel wird an die Benutzer verteilt und ermöglicht Ihnen das verschlüsseln von Inhalten. Der private Schlüssel wird an einem sicheren Ort und auf den Puppetservern abgelegt. Dieser Schlüssel ist in der Lage Inhalte zu entschlüsseln.

Die Konfiguration ist einfach, kann aber zum Problem werden wenn Teammitglieder die Firma verlassen. In vielen Teams, in denen ...

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Towards a Modular DevOps Stack

Raphaël Pinson, February 23, 2022 05:37 PM | Source: Camptocamp Blog

A year and a half ago, our infrastructure team at Camptocamp was faced with an increasingly problematic situation. We were provisioning more and more Kubernetes clusters, on different cloud providers. We used Terraform to deploy the infrastructure itself, and we had started to adopt Argo CD to deploy applications on top of the cluster.

We quickly ended up with many projects using similar logic, often borrowed from older projects, and most of these cluster were starting to use divergent code.

Diverging projects

We thought it was time to put together a standard core in order to:

  • provision Kubernetes clusters;
  • deploy standard applications ...

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Ein gesundes und frohes neues Jahr von der betadots GmbH

Simon Hönscheid, January 20, 2022 09:02 AM | Source: betadots

Wir freuen uns unser neues Team bei der betadots GmbH vorstellen zu können. Ziel der betadots GmbH ist es, unsere Kunden und Geschäftspartner mit Wissen und konkreten Lösungen zu unterstützen. Wir sind in der Lage IT Abteilungen beim Kennenlernen und Einführen von IT Automatisierung mit Puppet und Cloud Technologien zu unterstützen.

Unsere Erfahrung basiert auf Tätigkeiten in vielen unterschiedlichen IT Organisationen und Branchen wie Finanzwesen, Telekommunikation, Gesundheitssektor, Behörden sowie der Internet Branche. Dazu gehören Konfigurationsmanagement und allgemeines IT Service Management, Orchestrierung und das Verständnis für die Funktionsweise komplexer Plattformen, Metriken und Alarmierung, Speicher und Netzwerke sowie Cloud und Container.

Unsere ...

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betadots GmbH wishes everybody a healthy and happy new year

Martin Alfke, January 07, 2022 10:08 AM | Source: betadots

We are proud to introduce our new team at betadots GmbH. At betadots, we train and support customers and our business partners. This enables us to help IT teams to learn and implement IT automation using Puppet and cloud technologies.

Through our experience with many different IT organizations and branches such as finance, telecommunication, healthcare, government, and online businesses, we have developed expertise to cover configuration and general IT service management; orchestration and insights; metrics and alerting; storage and network; and cloud and containers.

Our trainers have vast experience in training topics like Foreman and Katello; Puppet and Puppet Enterprise; ...

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Winter Solstice run 2021

Anonymous, December 21, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: binford2k.com

Today at 7:58 am was the Winter Solstice. That’s when the days stop getting shorter and start getting longer again. Metaphorically, it’s when darkness starts leaving our lives again and we welcome in more light.

Ruben and I celebrated with a 7:58 am morning run, of course. The first half of the run was on a well-worn regular route, but then on the way back we wandered on an unplanned, unmapped, unfamiliar route. We just let ourselves go where our feet and Ruben’s nose led us. It was wonderful. I thought about things I’d like to let go of and ...

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example42 GmbH closes business on 31st of December 2021

Anonymous, December 20, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: Example 42

example42 GmbH was founded back in 2015 and registered at chamber of commerce during PuppetConf 2015. We have worked in Puppet world for many years, have supported hundreds of companies, and delivered training worldwide. We were self-employed professionals and decided that it was good to unite the forces and develop a company. That’s how example42 Gmbh started, registered in Berlin, owned by the most prominent Puppet experts in Italy and Germany, and committed to providing Puppet support to customers via the virtuous partnership with Puppet Inc. or directly. It worked well, constantly cash flow positive, with slow but steady growth, ...

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example42 GmbH closes business on 31st of December 2021

Anonymous, December 20, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: Example 42

example42 GmbH was founded back in 2015 and registered at chamber of commerce during PuppetConf 2015. We have worked in Puppet world for many years, have supported hundreds of companies, and delivered training worldwide. We were self-employed professionals and decided that it was good to unite the forces and develop a company. That’s how example42 Gmbh started, registered in Berlin, owned by the most prominent Puppet experts in Italy and Germany, and committed to providing Puppet support to customers via the virtuous partnership with Puppet Inc. or directly. It worked well, constantly cash flow positive, with slow but steady growth, ...

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2021-11-08: IAC & DevX Team Status Update

daianamezdrea, November 08, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: Puppet IAC Team

Community Contributions

We’d like to thank the following people in the Puppet Community for their contributions over this past week:

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2021-10-21: A Fond Farewell For Now to Community Day & Norman

michaeltlombardi, October 20, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: Puppet IAC Team

IAC Community Day

Background

The Infrastructure Automation Content (IAC) team formed from the merger of 4 core content-focused teams (Modules, Windows, Cloud & Containers, and Networking), maintaining forty-five open-source supported Puppet modules and over a dozen tools that help reduce the content maintenance and support costs.

A crucial part of Puppet’s success has always been the support of the community. The IAC team, like with all module teams before, would have had a dedicated engineer or engineers assigned to community triage, usually on a rotational basis.

The triage rota consumed 20% of the team’s engineering resources. It was challenging due ...

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2021-10-11: IAC & DevX Team Status Update

ia-content, October 11, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: Puppet IAC Team

Community Contributions

We’d like to thank the following people in the Puppet Community for their contributions over this past week:

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2021-10-04: IAC & DevX Team Status Update

ia-content, October 04, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: Puppet IAC Team

Community Contributions

We’d like to thank the following people in the Puppet Community for their contributions over this past week:

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Correcting misinformation with Twitter Birdwatch

Anonymous, August 19, 2021 12:00 AM | Source: binford2k.com

Information is power. And those who control the narrative have all the power in the world. In recent years, we’ve seen the interconnectedness of our digital communities lead to the weaponization of misinformation.

The obvious example of that was the Jan 6, 2021 insurrection in which a departing president incited an attempted coup in a pathetic attempt to remain in power and relevant. He did this via Twitter.

Fortunately, he’s since been de-platformed, but the right-wing has squadrons of misinformation lieutenants regularly attempting to spin current events, gaslight the nation, and control the minds of their army of followers. One ...

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Integrate an Application with Prometheus Operator and Package with a Helm Chart

Julien Acroute, July 19, 2021 08:59 AM | Source: Camptocamp Blog

In the previous posts, we saw:

  • how to implement metrics in applications
  • how to run the monitoring stack locally
  • how to test and debug metrics generated by a simple Python Flask application

In this post we will:

  • use Kubernetes Custom Resources to integrate our application with the Prometheus Operator
  • define some alerts based on the metrics generated by the application
  • deploy a custom dashboard in Grafana
  • package everything in a Helm chart, including a Grafana dashboard

Connect Prometheus to your Application

Prometheus will retrieve metrics from Pods with a /metrics HTTP endpoint. If the Prometheus Operator is deployed in your ...

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Enable OpenShift login on ArgoCD from GitOps Operator

Philippe Bürgisser, May 20, 2021 12:48 PM | Source: Camptocamp Blog

Since few weeks now, the operator Red Hat OpenShift GitOps became GA and embbed tools like Tekton and ArgoCD.

When the operator is deployed, it provisions a vanilla ArgoCD which miss the OpenShift integrated login. In this post, we are going to review the steps to enable it.

Deploy and fine tune the Red Hat OpenShift GitOps

  1. Follow the official documentation on the installation of the operator
  2. Once the operator is deployed, go to the menu Operators>Installed Operators and click on the freshly deployed Red Hat OpenShift GitOps
  3. Using the dropdown Actions on top right of the page, ...

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