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Write custom plugins for Puppet, including facts, providers, and functions Key Features Grasp recipes that work with centralized and decentralized deployments Explore language differences and enhancements anticipated in Puppet version 5.x Gain expert understanding of Puppet's latest and most advanced features Book Description Puppet is a configuration management system that automates all your IT configurations, giving you control of managing each node. Puppet 5 Cookbook will take you through Puppet's latest and most advanced features, including Docker containers, Hiera, and AWS Cloud Orchestration. Updated with the latest advancements and best practices, this book delves into various aspects of writing good Puppet code, which includes using Puppet community style, checking your manifests with puppet-lint, and learning community best practices with an emphasis on real-world implementation. You will learn to set up, install, and create your first manifests with version control, and also learn about various sysadmin tasks, including managing configuration files, using Augeas, and generating files from snippets and templates. As the book progresses, you'll explore virtual resources and use Puppet's resource scheduling and auditing features. In the concluding chapters, you'll walk through managing applications and writing your own resource types, providers, and external node classifiers. By the end of this book, you will have learned to report, log, and debug your system. What you will learn Discover the latest and most advanced features of Puppet Master techniques to deal with centralized and decentralized Puppet deployments Use exported resources and forge modules to configure and deploy applications Create efficient manifests to streamline your deployments Automate deployment of puppet environment using git-hooks Deploy AWS instances and Docker containers with Puppet Make Puppet reliable, performant, and scalable Who this book is for Puppet 5 Cookbook is for anyone who builds and administers servers, especially in a web operations context. You’ll need some experience of Linux systems administration, including familiarity with the command line, filesystem, and text editing. No prior programming experience is required.