Learn how to get started running a Puppet infrastructure on top of Microsoft Azure IaaS and understand the fundamentals of how Puppet works in this demo-heavy interview with Ross Gardler, Senior Technical Evangelist in Microsoft Open Tech.
More specifically at [04:55], we cover:
- What is Puppet?
- [06:13] Demo: Provisioning a Puppet master from the Azure gallery VM image
- [08:44] Demo: Provisioning a VM with the Puppet agent installed
- [10:58] Can the agent communicate over the public IP of the cloud service or on an internal Azure vNet as well?
- [11:55] Demo: Endpoints which need to be configured to communicate with the Puppet Master
- [12:40] Demo: Logging into the Puppet Master console
- [13:48] Demo: Configuring a Puppet manifest
- [17:30] Demo: manually refreshing the Puppet agent after logging into the VM
- [18:28] Where can people find a number of community created manifests?
- [20:48] How does the agent know which manifests to apply?
- [22:08] What does the Puppet Forge module for Azure do and when would you typically use it?
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