We are pleased to announce the release 1.1.3 of The Marionette Collective. This release is part of the development series and should be used by early adopters. MCollective 1.1.3 offers a major new feature and numerous bug fixes: Enhancements: A new feature called Subcollectives was introduced. An exec wrapper was added to assist in safely […]
If you’re reading this, odds are good that you learned how to use Puppet at some point. So if you took a newbie sysadmin under your wing tomorrow, how would you suggest they learn Puppet? Or, to put yourself in the newbie’s shoes: if you wanted to learn Puppet, where would you look first? There […]
Seen all the buzz about AWS CloudFormation? We’re interested in it too. Contrary to the on-going speculation of its impact on Puppet or Chef, we see numerous ways in which CloudFormation and Puppet complement each other quite well. Zach Leslie recently pulled together a brief tutorial on bootstrapping AWS CloudFormation with Puppet. Just follow the four steps and the code samples in the tutorial.
I know February is the shortest calendar month, but it seems to have passed faster than a bolt of lightning. Did you catch us at FOSDEM, SCALE9X, the LA Puppet User Group, the Austin Cloud User Group, or GeekAustin? Puppet evangelism is somewhat new. While we’ve always been out at conferences and user groups when […]
Upgrading Puppet can be a long and involved process, particularly when skipping major versions. New language features are a included in each Puppet major version release. These changes, however, mean that upgrading Puppet is not a simple matter of installing a new package. The Puppet master should be upgraded to the new version first, then […]