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Configuration Management with Puppet (DO405)

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  • Overview
    Configuration Management with Puppet is designed for system administrators and cloud administrators who intend to implement Puppet as integrated with Red Hat® products in an operations environment or a cloud computing environment. This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®  7 and Red Hat Satellite 6.
    This course will cover case studies involving Red Hat products that use Puppet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform and Red Hat Satellite. Key Puppet concepts will be introduced, including language constructs, modules, classes, and resources. This course will cover the deployment of Puppet server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the deployment of Puppet as a client.
    Topics covered include:
    • Write Puppet manifests that utilize a variety of Puppet DSL resources.
    • Deploy a GIT repository and use it to maintain Puppet modules.
    • Write Puppet modules that deploy and configure network services.
    • Configure a Puppet master and client nodes.
    • Implement Puppet configuration management in a DevOps environment.
    • Use Red Hat Satellite 6 to manage client configurations with Puppet.
  • Who Should Take This Course


    Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification or have equivalent experience.


    System administrators and cloud administrators responsible for the management of systems and cloud client systems on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform or Red Hat Satellite.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Course introduction
    Introduction to the course.

    Identify system administration functions in Puppet
    Identify system administration functions in Puppet code.

    Puppet architecture
    Describe the Puppet architecture and describe a state model.

    Implement a Puppet manifest
    Build, validate, and deploy a Puppet manifest.

    Troubleshoot Puppet manifests
    Find documentation and diagnose errors in Puppet manifests.

    Implement Git
    Implement Git to manage software.

    Find information with Facter
    View information about systems using Facter.

    Implement Puppet modules
    Create Puppet modules and implement classes in a manifest.

    Implement relationships in a Puppet module
    Implement namespaces, relationships, and dependencies in a Puppet module.

    Implement variables and conditionals in a Puppet module
    Implement variables and conditionals in a Puppet module.

    Identify advanced system administration functions in Puppet
    Identify advanced system administration functions in Puppet code.

    Implement Puppet
    Deploy and configure a Puppet master and a Puppet client.

    Implement external Puppet modules
    Implement Puppet modules from Puppet Forge.

    Implement Puppet in a DevOps environment
    Implement Puppet in a DevOps environment.

    Implement Puppet in Red Hat Satellite 6
    Implement Puppet in a Red Hat Satellite 6 environment.

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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