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Learn how to use Puppet IT automation software, part one

Puppet Enterprise is automation software for IT system admins and consultants. It allows you to automate repetitive tasks such as the installation of applications and services, patch management, and deployments. It seems the sky is the limit, and the available pre-configured modules make it even easier to create these automation programs (or manifests, as they call them) quickly. The Puppet ... Read More »

Learn how to use Puppet IT automation software, part two

Puppet Enterprise is automation software for IT system admins and consultants. A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog using Part One of the Puppet Labs Learning VM tutorial. In the first part of the tutorial, we used only one Puppet VM. This was basically for learning purposes, as Puppet generally works in a master/agent configuration with two VMs. In ... Read More »

Learn how to use Puppet IT automation software, part three

In this post I continue with my series of using the Puppet Learning VM to help administrators with their automation tasks. (Read my two previous posts about the Puppet Learning VM: part one and part two.) In part two I went through setting up a second Puppet VM so you can take advantage of the Master/Agent workflow that PuppetLabs recommends. In ... Read More »

Learn virtualization by creating a vSphere 5.5 home lab

I’ve received a couple of emails from readers asking how virtualization beginners can gain experience. My first piece of advice is to create a home or practice lab. This high-level overview outlines what you need to get a VMware vSphere 5.5 home lab up and running; there’s a lot of documentation out there to help you with the actual installs. (Note: The intent ... Read More »

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