Writing Your First Manifests

Configuration management has become essential to the IT world. Faster development using agile methods has a huge impact on IT operations that need to keep pace with the faster deployment of systems. Server operations in general are hardly even feasible without a robust management infrastructure. Among the available tools, Puppet has established itself as one of the most popular and widespread solutions. Originally written by Luke Kanies, the tool is now distributed under the terms of Apache License 2.0 and maintained by Luke's company, Puppet Inc. It boasts a large and bustling community, rich APIs for plugins and supporting tools, outstanding online documentation, and a great security model based on SSL authentication. ...

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