Facter Part 2: Testing and Deployment

In facter part 1 we showed how to use facter, as well as how to create custom facts using ruby and environment variables. In this post, we will go into further...

Facter Part 3: Caching and TTL

In facter part 2, we explored how to write custom facts in ruby along with testing and distribution. Since facter is executed every single time puppet runs, there are benefits to...

Facter Part 1: Facter 101

With the release of facter 1.5.8, it is a great opportunity to revisit this utility and review how it works in conjunction with Puppet. This is a multi-part blog post that...

Los Alamos National Laboratory publishes Puppet whitepaper for Mac OS X configuration management

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released a whitepaper on how they used Puppet to automate Mac OS X configuration management. The paper includes a walkthrough of their decision to use Puppet...

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All about Auditing with Puppet

One of the (many!) new features introduced in Puppet 2.6.0 was an audit capability. So what does this mean? Well a normal Puppet resources controls the state you’d like a configuration...

Puppet 2.6.2 released

We are proud to announce that Puppet version 2.6.2 has been released! The 2.6.2 release is a maintenance release in the 2.6.x branch and represents the current stable release version for...

Puppet for Security Compliance

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Case Study: Citrix Systems Eliminates Configuration Drift with Puppet

Citrix Systems offers a wide array of virtualization, networking, and SaaS solutions to users in any location and on any device. This large enterprise software company runs an IT infrastructure that...

A Puppeteer’s Guide to Amsterdam

Puppet Camp Europe 2011 will be held in the capital of the Netherlands (also known as “the Venice of the North”): Amsterdam. A land where people eat cheese and wear clogs,...
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