Win a Free Copy of Instant Puppet 3 Starter (Packt Publishing)

By on April 12, 2013 - News Tags:

I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to provide a giveaway of my new book Instant Puppet 3 Starter. Four lucky people will win a copy of the ebook. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of the Lucky Winners.


  • Learn how deterministic results can vastly reduce your workload.
  • Design your own module for localized configurations.
  • Use Hiera to import data from existing systems for use in the puppet policy.
  • Deploy Puppet Server as a Ruby-on-Rails application to handle thousands of clients.

You can read more about this book and download a free sample chapter in the contest signup below. Read More »

Instant Puppet 3 Starter book is now available

By on March 30, 2013 - Geekery, News Tags:

I’ve been so busy this week with things mortal, I didn’t even notice that my book was published on Tuesday!

I wrote Instant Puppet 3 Starter specifically to help new users get up and running at a good pace. I explicitly focused on helping avoid common problems during installation. I walk you through building a custom puppet module. I go well beyond a basic installation to show you how to use some of the most powerful features in Puppet, including a working Hiera setup.

You can purchase the ebook directly from Packt Publishing or you can purchase the trade paperback from Amazon. I’ll be updating the book page with more locations to buy the book as they become available.

There is now a Homepage for the Puppet 3 Starter book and a FAQ and Errata page to go with it as well.