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Puppet Cookbook, 3rd Edition

Puppet Cookbook, 3rd Edition

Puppet is a configuration management system that automates all your IT configurations, giving you control of what you do to each node, when you do it, and how you do it. Puppet Cookbook Third Edition takes the reader from a basic knowledge of Puppet to a complete and expert understanding of Puppet’s latest and most advanced features. … Read More »

AutoIt v3: Your Quick Guide

AutoIt v3: Your Quick Guide

AutoIt is becoming increasingly popular in the system administration field as a tool for automating administrative tasks. Although this is one of its more popular uses, you can use AutoIt to automate anything in a Windows environment. This powerful scripting language can run any program and manipulate keyboard and mouse input. With its RunAs… Read More »

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef demonstrates a radical approach to developing web infrastructure that combines the powerful Chef configuration management framework with Cucumber, the leading Behavior-driven development (BDD) tool. Learn how to deliver real business value by developing infrastructure code test-first. Infrastructure cons… Read More »

Pro Puppet

Pro Puppet

Pro Puppet is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. The book is a comprehensive follow-up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You’ll learn how to create Puppet reci… Read More »

Managing Infrastructure with Puppet

Managing Infrastructure with Puppet

Get started with Puppet, and learn how this popular configuration management framework helps you automate your servers. This concise introduction shows you how to use Puppet’s tools and templates to organize and execute configuration plans on Linux, Unix, and Windows servers. Through code samples and real-world examples, you’ll l… Read More »

Puppet Types and Providers

Puppet Types and Providers

Puppet’s true power exists in the simple resource model it uses to manage the state of complex operating systems. This concise guide shows you how to extend that model and implement custom functionality on top of Puppet by working with the type and provider APIs. Two experts from Puppet Labs explain the concepts behind these APIs, and… Read More »

BMC Control-M 7

BMC Control-M 7

Control-M is one of the most widely used enterprise class batch workload automation platform. With a strong knowledge of Control-M, you will be able to use the tool to meet ever growing batch needs. There has been no book that can guide you to implement and manage this powerful tool successfully… until now. With this book you will quic… Read More »

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef, 2nd Edition

Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef, 2nd Edition

Since Test-Driven Infrastructure with Chef first appeared in mid-2011, infrastructure testing has begun to flourish in the web ops world. In this revised and expanded edition, author Stephen Nelson-Smith brings you up to date on this rapidly evolving discipline, including the philosophy driving it and a growing array of tools. You’ll g… Read More »

Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide

Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide

Everyone’s talking about Puppet, the open-source DevOps technology that lets you automate your server setups and manage websites, databases, and desktops. Puppet can build new servers in seconds, keep your systems constantly up to date, and automate daily maintenance tasks. Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide gets you up and running with … Read More »

Pro Puppet, 2nd Edition

Pro Puppet, 2nd Edition

Pro Puppet, Second Edition, now updated for Puppet 3, is an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You’ll learn how Puppet has changed in the latest version, how to use it on a varie… Read More »

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook

Irrespective of whether you’re a systems administrator or a developer, if you’re sick and tired of repetitive manual work and not knowing whether you may dare to reboot your server, it’s time for you to get your infrastructure automated. Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook has all the required recipes to configure, dep… Read More »

Puppet Essentials

Puppet Essentials

With this book, you’ll be up and running with using Puppet to manage your IT systems. Dive right in with basic commands so that you can use Puppet right away, and then blitz through a series of illustrative examples to get to grips with all the most important aspects and features of Puppet. Install Puppet, write your first manifests, … Read More »

Managing Windows Servers with Chef

Managing Windows Servers with Chef

This book begins with an introduction to the functionality and benefits of using Chef to manage Windows systems. From there, you are shown an overview of the Chef architecture and how to prepare a Windows host so that it can be managed by Chef, followed by an example of writing code to install a popular .NET application with Chef. This ... Read More »

Customizing Chef

Customizing Chef

Take advantage of Chef’s highly customizable design to tackle specific automation issues that you can’t solve by simply using Chef’s tools, resources, and services out of the box. With this practical guide, you’ll examine the internal structure of this configuration management technology and learn where, how, and why to add custom code. Aut… Read More »

Automation through Chef Opscode

Automation through Chef Opscode

Automation through Chef Opscode provides an in-depth understanding of Chef, which is written in Ruby and Erlang for configuration management, cloud infrastructure management, system administration, and network management. Targeted at administrators, consultants, and architect, the book guides them through the advanced features of the tool w… Read More »


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