Getting ready for Puppet

Although Puppet is inherently cross-platform and works with many different operating systems, for the purposes of this book I'm going to focus on just one operating system, the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS distribution of Linux, and the most recent version of Puppet, Puppet 4. However, all the examples in the book should work on any recent operating system or Puppet version with only minor changes.

You will probably find that the best way to read this book is to follow along with the examples using a Linux machine of your own. It doesn't matter whether this is a physical server, desktop or laptop, cloud instance, or a virtual machine (VM). I'm going to use the popular Vagrant software to run a virtual machine on my own computer, and ...

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