Handle your Windows environment using Puppet tools to unload administrative burdens in a short time!
About This BookLearn to place in and implement a Puppet server for Windows administrationScript Puppet manifests, options, templates and particulars for WindowsA step-by-step info that allows you to make your Windows environment safer with Puppet
Who This Information Is For
This book is for Windows administrators who’re wanting for strategies to automate administration duties of Windows servers and consumers. Prior experience in Windows administration and a main info of Linux and Puppet will help you to create wonders using this book.
What You Will LearnInstall Puppet on a Windows server and Foreman interface to have a user-nice Puppet working environmentDiscover the easiest way to arrange Puppet brokers to single or various pc methods and get your hosts connected to Puppetmaster in a single shotUnderstand all about creating modules, writing manifests, managing info, suppliers and, users in PuppetLearn the suitable solution to arrange Puppet Forge modules to complete duties akin to registry administration, ACL, and firewall.Uncover the utilization of Puppet particulars, options and modules to have a deeper understanding of how Puppet functionsManage arrange and updates of third social gathering software using Puppet with Chocolatey to completely forgo the information exchange chores in your each day planUse Puppet for Windows security to have a safer setting
Puppet is a configuration administration device. It allows you to automate your whole IT configurations by supplying you with control of what you do to each “node” (Puppet agent), focusing moreover on when and the best way you do it. In context, Puppet is a cross-platform device that is extensively used for Unix-like and Microsoft Windows methods declaratively. However, it has been used additional popularly for Unix-like methods. This book provides insights into using Puppet for Windows administration duties corresponding to server setup, software updates, and restore administration.
This book kicks off with the fundamentals of Puppet by serving to you with the arrange of Puppet on a Windows server and progresses with the introduction of the Foreman interface for managing Puppet nodes. Subsequent, you deal with the arrange of Puppet brokers on various buyers and the easiest way to connect them to your Puppet server by grouping your nodes for simple administration. You then develop into familiarized with the scripting of Puppet manifests along with an understanding of the module development in Puppet. You further switch on to the arrange of Puppet Forge Modules and their utilization in Windows along with superior topics harking back to particulars, options and templates.
Moreover, you moreover enterprise into the security parts for Windows by gaining insights into quite a few security settings which will make your server and buyers safer from hackers using completely totally different assault vectors. Moreover, you’ll use Puppet and Chocolatey to place in and exchange software.
You lastly spherical off by learning the best strategy to look at the small print of reporting and standing monitoring along with the automation of placing in and updating software for a lot of Windows consumers arming you with ample artillery to tame Puppet for your future duties.
Sort and technique
This book makes use of a step-by-step and easy-to-research technique that helps make your Windows environment manageable with Puppet. Each chapter is outlined intimately and with many screenshots. Nearly all the conditions and examples are taken from precise-world conditions.