Configuration Management Training Courses

Configuration Management Training

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Client Testimonials

Puppet Fundamentals

Luke was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the training, including answering some questions which were probably more advanced than the course

Carl Garner - Anoto Limited

IT Automation with Saltstack

The Trainer David is very competent and one sees he likes to teach.

Elisabete Garcia Cerqueira - SIX Group Services AG


Configuration Management Course Outlines

Code Name Duration Overview
itasaltstack IT Automation with Saltstack 14 hours Saltstack (Salt for short) is open source software developed to automate the configuration of server systems. During this course you will learn how to centrally administer and manage multiple server environments. The course will be a good mixture of presentations, examples and lab exercises so that you can immediately apply what you have learnt. Salt overview The goal of SaltStack Architectural overview of remote execution Salt states Grains Pillar Jinja2 and the virtual mechanism Introduction to YAML Literals, scalars Sequences, mappings Examples Installation of Salt Installation on Ubuntu Differences between salt-common, salt-minion and salt-master Installation on Amazon EC2 Salt command line basics Anatomy of a salt command Output formatting in JSON The jq tool Targeting minions Globbing Regular expressions List matching IP matching Grains matching Compound matcing Examples and exercises States Package management Services Highstate Exercises, examples Templating Jinja2 introduction For loop, assignments, escaping Templating with Jinja2 in Salt, examples Pillar Secure storage VNC password deployment example Other interesting SaltStack concepts Environments salt-cloud Orchestration Integration with Docker
3843 Puppet Advanced 21 hours This course is intended for experienced system administrators and developers who are looking to implement Puppet Automation into complex environments. On completion you will be able to deploy a complex systems configuration for Puppet environment in a multiple Masters-Client environment. Introduction Development Environment Puppet Module Architecture Code Compression Data separation with Hiera Virtual Resources Exported Resources Reporting and Auditing Troubleshooting MCollective Scaling Puppet
3842 Puppet Fundamentals 21 hours This course is intended for organisations already using Puppet or Systems Administrators looking to implement Puppet as a new solution. The course is delivered over 3 days and involves a mixture of both presentations and exercises. On completion you will be able to deploy a basic system configuration for Puppet in a Master-Client environment. About Puppet Puppet Agent & Puppet Master Reporting Resources Resource Relationships Language Constructs Language and Templates Defined Resource Types Puppet Forge Troubleshooting & Best Practices Live Management
advans Advanced Automation with Ansible 14 hours The course is intended to give engineers who currently use Ansible knowledge of the deeper and more specialist areas involved in it's application. The aim of the workshop is to give a greater understanding of what goes on "under the hood", how Ansible can be used in the application development lifecycle, and how Ansible can be tailored for scaled and enterprise environments. Module Development internals The Python API Developing Dynamic Inventories Developing Modules Developing Plugins Application and Infrastructure Testing Managing Network Devices AWS and Ansible Vagrant and Ansible Docker and Ansible Continuous Delivery and Rolling Upgrades Performance and Scaling Note: this course can be delivered as a 3 day course if you require more in-depth coverage of the subject
vagrant Vagrant: Instantaneously create and manage a bunch of virtual machines 7 hours Vagrant is an open-source virtualization tool for automating the provisioning of virtual machines. By eliminating the manual process, Vagrant enables the instantaneous creation of an almost unlimited number of virtual machines. In this training participants will learn the core concepts of Vagrant, and how to implement Vagrant into a live work environment. Audience     Software Engineers, developers, and programmers     System administrator     DevOps, IT Operations, Development Support Format of the course     After a brief introduction to virtualization provisioning, participants carry out exercises to deploy Vagrant in a live environment. Introduction Vagrant virtualised development environments Installing and configuring Vagrant Setting up your first Vagrant machine Working with the Vagrantfile Automated provisioning with Chef and Puppet Versioning your environments Networking with Vagrant Controlling multiple machines with Vagrant Creating and maintaining boxes with Vagrant Extending Vagrant with plug-ins Vagrant environmental variables Troubleshooting and debugging Closing remarks
ansibleautointro Introduction to Ansible Automation 7 hours Ansible solves the problem: "We've got the server configuration we want, we've put in the time figuring it out; now how to we automate all that?"The Essentials of Configuration and Deployment What we can do with Ansible Our goals before, and our goals now Setting Up Configuration Inventory Playbooks Roles, Plays, And Tasks Variables and Modules Best Practices, and the Future
ansiblecm Managing Configuration with Ansible 21 hours This course has been created to system administrators who want to automate system and application configuration management with Ansible. This course focuses mostly on Linux/Unix servers. Introduction to Ansible Very brief history and reason for development of Ansible Brief comparison with Saltstack and others Benefits and limitations of using Ansible Quick Examples Deploying configuration of Apache server Managing changes in the configuration Playbooks Roles Inclusion Variables Filters Conditionals Loops Accelerated Mode Asynchronous Actions Pooling Dry Run Delegation, Roling Updates and Local Actions Error Handling Lookups Prompts Tags Vault Running playbooks interactively Dealing with Modules Installing Modules Overview of commonly used modules Other Ansible Galaxy Testing Strategies YAML Syntax
chefcm Chef Configuration Management 14 hours Getting Started with Chef What is Chef Compobnents and topology Installation and first run Nodes Physical Nodes Cloud Nodes Virtual Nodes Network Nodes Chef client Ohai tool Workstation Command line usage ChefDK KitchenCI ChefSpec Policy Chef-repo Chef Server Search feature Data bags Managment console Analytics Actions Reports Cookbook Attributes Recipes Good to know about Chef Integrating Chef with: OpenStack, Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure Comparing Chef with another tools: Salt, Ansible

Upcoming Courses

CourseCourse DateCourse Price [Remote / Classroom]
IT Automation with Saltstack - Birmingham Mon, 2017-05-08 09:30£2000 / £3175
Chef Configuration Management - EdinburghMon, 2017-05-08 09:30£2000 / £2900
Puppet Advanced - SheffieldMon, 2017-05-08 09:30£3000 / £4032
Puppet Fundamentals - Exeter - The SenateMon, 2017-05-08 09:30£3000 / £3850
Vagrant: Instantaneously create and manage a series of virtual machines for your project - Plymouth Drake CircusTue, 2017-05-09 09:30£1000 / £1150

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