Puppet 3 Starter

By on April 16, 2013 -

eBook : 50 pages
Release Date : March 2013
ISBN : 1782161740
ISBN 13 : 9781782161745
Author : Jo Rhett

You can buy it at:
Packt Publishing is the main publisher  
O’Reilly has it in their store  
iTunes and Google Books  
eBookPie or eBooks.com or Booktopia eBooks (Australia) or bol.com eBooks (Netherlands)
Amazon Paperback or Kindle or Amazon UK  

There is OnDemand reading at Safari Books.

Finally, there’s a listing on Goodreads.

I wrote Instant Puppet 3 Starter specifically to help new users get up and running at a good pace. It focuses on avoiding common problems during installation. It helps you build out a basic policy useful for deploying puppet in your environment. Then it goes through the process of building a custom puppet module. And most importantly, it goes over ways to express your thoughts in policy, and how to design your modules for widespread application.

After this grounding in the system, it goes beyond a basic installation to show you how to use some of the most powerful features in Puppet, including:

  1. Control when or how often changes are applied on a per-resource basis.
  2. Apply Hiera to transfer data from existing systems into Puppet policy.
  3. Deploy the Puppet server as a Ruby-on-Rails application to handle thousands of clients.


Tom Limoncelli has posted a detailed review on Everything Sysadmin.
Romain Manni-bucau has posted a quick overview on DZone.
There are some Goodreads reviews as well.

Other Pages

Puppet 3 Starter: FAQ and Errata
Another errata page at Packt Publishing