Tutorials/Puppet for Configuration Management

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Puppet for Configuration Management

Prerequisites

You will need to bring:

  • A laptop with wireless, running
  • a Linux/OSX/BSD virtual machine, with
  • an installation of a recent 1.8.5+ version of Ruby

Puppet Packages

  • Debian: Puppet 0.25.1 from testing/unstable
  • Ubuntu: Karmic/Lucid have Puppet 0.24.8 which is OK. Otherwise, use the Debian unstable packages.
  • Fedora 11/12: Puppet 0.24.8 is in the base repository.

NOTE: Puppet is a configuration management tool - some of the steps in the tutorial will change files, packages and configuration on your virtual machine. Do not bring a production VM (or a laptop if you don't use a VM) upon which you are uncomfortable making changes.*