Bejoy Abraham Mathews
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SaltStack: Grains, Pillars, Targeting and Render Systems

In this third and concluding article in the series on SaltStack, which makes software for configuration management, infrastructure automation and cloud orchestration, we look at the various components of SaltStack. (Read Part 1…

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Use Salt for Basic Configuration Management

Salt, the Python-based open source configuration management and remote execution application, can be used to actually do basic configuration management. LetÂ’s find out how This article assumes that you are familiar with what…

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Automate Repetitive Tasks with SaltStack

SaltStack is an open source, scalable, flexible systems management software that can be used for data centre automation, cloud orchestration, server provisioning and configuration management. CM or configuration management is common terminology in…

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Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 4: Classes & Modules

We learned about some of the interesting ways Puppet helps automate things in Part 3. In the final part of this series, we look at the rules to follow to effectively organise Puppet…

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Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 3: Resource Types & Example Configs

The previous article in this series focused on creating users, groups and files (based on home directories). Let’s now look at the various types of resources provided by Puppet, by default, and at…

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Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 2: User & Group Management

In our last session, we had learnt how to set up a basic Puppet server and client architecture. Today, we will look at how to create users and groups, and a little bit…

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Puppet Data Centre Automation Solution, Part 1: Setting Up Master & Client

Managing data centres comprising hundreds of systems is tough. Fortunately, configuration-management systems help bring things under control, by automating common configuration tasks, making systems manageable from a central location. This article focuses on…

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