Puppet is a configuration management system written for system administrators to manage a large number of systems efficiently and help maintain order.
Mastering Puppetdeals with the issues faced in larger deployments such as scaling and duplicate resource definitions. It will show you how to fit Puppet into your organization and keep everyone working. The concepts presented can be adapted to suit any size organization. This book starts with setting up and installing Puppet in your organization and then moves on to implementing version control in Puppet, creating custom modules, and extending your Puppet infrastructure. Finally, you will learn tips and tricks that are useful when troubleshooting Puppet and the best practices to make you a pro.
Presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial format and packed with examples, this book will lead you through making the best out of Puppet in an enterprise environment.
Who this book is for
If you are a system administrator or developer who has used Puppet in production and are looking for ways to easily use Puppet in an enterprise environment, this book is for you. This book assumes an intermediate knowledge of Puppet and is intended for those writing modules or deploying Puppet in an enterprise environment.
I just received 3 weeks ago a copy of this book from Packt publishing. After reading over the book, I would say it's something what worth read if somebody is working with puppet in an enterprise and not only with 5-10 servers. I'm working with puppet since 3 years and had a lot of problem with scalability and dynamic structure in the past. Many of this problems are well described in this book with possible solutions over examples. I definitely recommend this book for professionals, who are working with number of servers more then 25-50, and on multiple environment / location. I only give 4 stars because the programming part (types and providers) is not well enough described compared with other books focused on implementing types and providers. The chapters scaling, organizing, reporting are especially interesting and worth to read *before* starting to use puppet in an enterprise with hundred of nodes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend