Learning Puppet 4 Early Release is now available

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Learning Puppet 4

Learning Puppet 4: A Guide to Configuration Management and Automation

This book teaches you how to use Puppet 4 for configuration management and automation. If you are an experienced DevOps engineer, this book covers in detail the changes and improvements in Puppet 4 and how to make best use of them.

The final print version of Learning MCollective is available now!

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Learning MCollective

Learning MCollective: Parallel Server Management in Puppet and Chef

Orchestrate change across server clusters in near realtime with MCollective, a framework that works in concert with Puppet, Chef, and other configuration management tools. Ideal for system administrators and operations or DevOps engineers at any level, this hands-on guide teaches you to build and maintain a real installation of MCollective servers and clients in your environment.

Learn how to build an entire installation by hand, know where every configuration file lives, and understand every configuration parameter and what it means. Whether you manage a small environment or one that’s immense in scale, this book shows you how to orchestrate specific actions faster and better than you do now.

  • Tour MCollective’s architecture, backbone, transport, and security controls
  • Configure MCollective components to match your production environment
  • Create and use collectives to handle thousands of remote MCollective agents
  • Use ActiveMQ Network of Brokers to resolve multi-site or redundancy requirements
  • Learn how to use community-built client and agent plugins, with concrete examples
  • Create your own server and client plugins to perform a variety of actions
  • Learn recommended best practices for using MCollective

You can purchase Paper and ePub versions at O’Reilly Media
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  Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-MCollective-Parallel-Server-Management/dp/1491945672
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