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Puppet for DevOps: Working with Puppet Bolt & Continuous Delivery for PE

Puppet for DevOps: Working with Puppet Bolt & Continuous Delivery for PE


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Overview/Description

Explore the concept of managing data and facts by using Hiera and Facter in this 13-video course. Learn essential characteristics and features of Puppet Bolt, the concept of jobs in Puppet, and its potential challenges as a continuous delivery tool for DevOps. Learners watch demonstrations of configuring and working with EDA software tools to manage data, and installing and configuring Puppet Bolt—an open-source tool automating manual steps with plans and tasks. Install and work with continuous delivery for Puppet Enterprise (PE) to set up, build, and configure Continuous Delivery pipelines. Then use the impact analysis tool to measure impacts of recent deployments of Puppet codes. Other key topics covered here include Puppet data management with the reusable Hiera configuration file for Puppet code; fact management with the stand-alone Facter tool that gathers complete information about the system; how to install continuous delivery for PE; and Puppet's disadvantages. The concluding exercise asks learners to list different types of facts in Puppet, install Bolt to automate manual task, and execute Bolt command and task on host.



Expected Duration (hours)
1.1

Lesson Objectives

Puppet for DevOps: Working with Puppet Bolt & Continuous Delivery for PE

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • describe the concepts of data and fact management using Puppet Hiera and Facter
  • demonstrate how to configure and work with Hiera to manage data in Puppet
  • describe the essential characteristics of Puppet Bolt and its features that can be used to orchestrate and automate manual tasks
  • install Bolt and create configuration files to automate workflows with plans and tasks
  • describe plans and tasks in Puppet Bolt and specify the structure of modules with plans and tasks
  • demonstrate how to use Puppet Bolt to work with plans and tasks for manual task automation
  • install and configure Continuous Delivery for PE
  • set up and build continuous delivery pipelines using Continuous Delivery for PE
  • define the concept of Jobs in Puppet and recall the various pre-built jobs and essential required fields that can be used to create new jobs
  • demonstrate the approach of using the Impact Analysis Tool to identify the impact of Puppet code on PE managed infrastructures
  • recognize the potential challenges of using Puppet as a continuous delivery tool
  • recall the potential challenges of using Puppet as a continuous delivery tool, install and configure Continuous Delivery for PE, and build continuous delivery pipelines using Continuous Delivery for PE
  • Course Number:
    it_dopuppdj_02_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate