Intro to Puppet: A Hands on Tutorial

A session at Fossetcon 2014

Thursday 11th September, 2014

1:50pm to 5:00pm (EST)

Puppet is a configuration management tool for modeling system state. This tutorial requires a laptop and utilizes Vagrant and VirtualBox. We will actually be
writing Puppet code and configuring systems. The attendee would leave with

  • An understanding of how Puppet works
  • A working Puppet Master and test node
  • How to automate deploys in their infrastructure
  • Best Practices
  • How to implement common design patterns
  • Use of Hiera to separate data from their code

About the speaker

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Garrett Honeycutt

Operations Director, Fossetcon

Garrett Honeycutt has been hacking *nix based systems and spreading the merits
of open source software for over fifteen years. He began using Puppet in 2007
while building out a national carrier grade VoIP system. Previously he has
worked on such things as building core internet infrastructure for an ISP,
creating mobile media distribution platforms, and as a Professional Services
Engineer with Puppet Labs helping customers around the world with Puppet, DevOps
processes, and project management and as the Puppet Architect at Ericsson in
Stockholm where he coordinated with and mentored those writing Puppet code for
their global R&D sites supporting over 30k developers.

He has consulted for many different types of companies from small startups to
global multinationals in the finance, airline, entertainment, automotive,
manufacturing, retail, nonprofit, government, telecommunications, and
technology sectors.

Regularly presenting on open source topics, Garrett has had the opportunity to
speak at various user groups including GSLUG, CINLUG, Indy.rb, PuppetNYC,
SFDevOps, and NYCDevOps. He has also presented at almost every US Linux Fest,
DevOpsDays, LOAD, Cascadia IT Conf, OSCON, and Flourish and internationally in
Russia, Belgium, Czech Republic, India, Switzerland, and Australia.

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Time 1:50pm5:00pm EST

Date Thu 11th September 2014

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