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 […]
DEPRECATION NOTICE: This article is no longer relevant and exists for historical purposes only. The Ruby DSL was an experimental project that added the ability to write Puppet code in pure Ruby. It was never widely adopted and was eventually completely removed in Puppet 4.0. The new Ruby DSL for Puppet (available in 2.6.0 and […]
We’ve scheduled trainings through June 2011, which means our Puppeteers are coming to you (assuming you live in or near one of these five cities) to share their expertise, near infinite patience, and free t-shirts. New Puppet Trainings May 10-12: Columbia, MD May 31-June 2: London, UK June 6-8: Atlanta, GA June 8-10: New York, […]
I am enormously pleased to be starting at Puppet Labs in a couple of weeks. I believe that it’s not hyperbole to say that Puppet Labs is one of the coolest companies in the country, and we are fortunate to have them in Portland. Puppet leads the industry in systems management. I asked people about […]
As Puppet Camp draws closer, many of you are inevitably balancing the costs and benefits of attending camp. Perhaps you don’t want to lose a few days at the office, or maybe the flight and hotel fees have you worried. Here are some helpful points that will help alleviate any concerns you might have, and […]
I’ve reached in and plucked out the last men’s medium, the smalls have been gone for months, I overstocked on XXLs and there’s a rumor around these parts that they might get tied together to make a hammock. Yes folks, it’s true, we’re out of t-shirts. Like its predecessor “Because SSH and a ‘for’ loop […]
Puppet Enterprise has a significant built-in support package. This is above and beyond anything we’ve been able to offer on the open source option, and we’re excited about moving to the next level. That being said, we’re especially pleased that we’ve been able to remove some of the major needs for support calls. Because the […]
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, and vehicles with more than two wheels are outlawed, right? Amsterdam is a city with lots of things to see and do, but also […]
We’re pleased to announce that Puppet Camp EU will be hosted at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on April 28th and 29th. The Early Bird Registration is available until March 5th. Sponsorship packages include tickets and offer the benefits of sponsorship for as little as an additional $150. This year, in addition to a […]
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 is constantly under migration, with many systems in different stages of development. Citrix needed a way to keep a closer eye on their machines—to […]
Check out Episode 17 of DevOps Cafe. Damon and John have compiled a great collection of DevOps resources. In this episode they interview Luke and cover the history of Puppet and DevOps and the future directions for both of them. Listen to the podcast and be sure to subscribe to the DevOps Cafe series.