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Write custom plugins for Puppet, including facts, providers, and functions Key Features Grasp recipes that work with centralized and decentralized deployments Explore language differences and enhancements anticipated in Puppet version 5.x Gain expert understanding of Puppet's latest and most advanced features Book DescriptionPuppet is a configuration management system that automates all your IT configurations, giving you control of managing each node. Puppet 5 Cookbook will take you through Puppet's latest and most advanced features, including Docker containers, Hiera, and AWS Cloud Orchestration. Updated with the latest advancements and best practices, this book delves into various aspects of writing good Puppet code, which includes using Puppet community style, checking your manifests with puppet-lint, and learning community best practices with an emphasis on real-world implementation. You will learn to set up, install, and create your first manifests with version control, and also learn about various sysadmin tasks, including managing configuration files, using Augeas, and generating files from snippets and templates. As the book progresses, you'll explore virtual resources and use Puppet's resource scheduling and auditing features. In the concluding chapters, you'll walk through managing applications and writing your own resource types, providers, and external node classifiers. By the end of this book, you will have learned to report, log, and debug your system. What you will learn Discover the latest and most advanced features of Puppet Master techniques to deal with centralized and decentralized Puppet deployments Use exported resources and forge modules to configure and deploy applications Create efficient manifests to streamline your deployments Automate deployment of puppet environment using git-hooks Deploy AWS instances and Docker containers with Puppet Make Puppet reliable, performant, and scalable Who this book is forPuppet 5 Cookbook is for anyone who builds and administers servers, especially in a web operations context. You'll need some experience of Linux systems administration, including familiarity with the command line, filesystem, and text editing. No prior programming experience is required.
Build a custom BimlExpress framework that generates dozens of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages in minutes. Use this framework to execute related SSIS packages in a single command. You will learn to configure SSIS catalog projects, manage catalog deployments, and monitor SSIS catalog execution and history. Data Integration Life Cycle Management with SSIS shows you how to bring DevOps benefits to SSIS integration projects. Practices in this book enable faster time to market, higher quality of code, and repeatable automation. Code will be created that is easier to support and maintain. The book teaches you how to more effectively manage SSIS in the enterprise environment by drawing on the art and science of modern DevOps practices. What You'll Learn Generate dozens of SSIS packages in minutes to speed your integration projects Reduce the execution of related groups of SSIS packages to a single command Successfully handle SSIS catalog deployments and their projects Monitor the execution and history of SSIS catalog projects Manage your enterprise data integration life cycle through automated tools and utilities Who This Book Is For Database professionals working with SQL Server Integration Services in enterprise environments. The book is especially useful to those readers following, or wishing to follow, DevOps practices in their use of SSIS.
A practical book on real-world NGINX deployments to get you up and running quickly. About This Book * Be the first to immerse yourself in the NGINX 1.9x web server and explore the plethora of advanced features. * Master the skills of load balancing TCP-based applications and implementing HTTP/2. * A recipe-based approach book that provides you with up-to-date information on NGINX, allowing you to implement specific use cases immediately. Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at smaller-to-medium developers, who are just getting started with NGINX. It assumes they already understand the basics of how a web server works and how basic networking works. What You Will Learn * Practical, real-world examples and recipes on how to use NGINX * Common CMS deployments such as WordPress, Joomla and more * NGINX configurations for frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Django and more * Detailed SSL recipes, including HTTP/2 * Real world rewrite examples * Basic web and TCP load balancing configuration * Bandwidth management and connection limiting * Detailed NGINX deployment scen+BO377arios with Docker * Performance tuning and monitoring of your NGINX deployments * OpenResty deployment guides * Advanced deployments with NGINX Plus features In Detail NGINX Cookbook covers the basics of configuring NGINX as a web server for use with common web frameworks such as WordPress and Ruby on Rails, through to utilization as a reverse proxy. Designed as a go-to reference guide, this book will give you practical answers based on real-world deployments to get you up and running quickly. Recipes have also been provided for multiple SSL configurations, different logging scenarios, practical rewrites, and multiple load balancing scenarios. Advanced topics include covering bandwidth management, Docker container usage, performance tuning, OpenResty, and the NGINX Plus commercial features. By the time you've read this book, you will be able to adapt and use a wide variety of NGINX implementations to solve any problems you have. Style and approach With practical, real-world examples and recipes on how to use NGINX, this go-to book will remain valid for many years. Included are detailed recipes that solve very specific and sometimes complicated user scenarios with NGINX. Readers will think Ah, so that's how you do it! after reading a chapter/sub-chapter. Each scenario in the book is thoroughly tested and validated, especially, when it comes to direct cut and paste code scenarios, where possible, we made test code available so that the reader can instantly see the system in action
Build, package, and deploy applications as easily manageable and shippable containers. About This Book* Discover the secret to building highly portable apps that run on any machine with Windows Server 2016 anywhere, from laptops, desktop servers, and public or private clouds, without any changes to the code* Build your company cost-effective, container-based apps that support large-scale, virtual cloud environments* The most up-to-date help on the market, offering developers expert guidance in building and shipping high-quality apps, and also helping admins create infrastructure that's simple to maintainWho This Book Is ForThis book is for application developers with a basic programming knowledge of C#, ASP.NET, and PowerShell. IT Administrators or DevOps engineers with basic PowerShell experience can benefit by extending their learning to use PowerShell to manage containers on Windows environments and use additional management tools. What You Will Learn* Build and deploy ASP.NET web applications as Windows Containers on Windows 10 (Desktop) and Azure using Visual Studio 2015, Docker, and PowerShell* Build and manage custom images using Windows Server Core base OS image and Docker CLI, publish images to Docker, tag images, author Docker files, and so on* Create enterprise-scale, production-grade container environments using Redis Cache containers and SQL Server containers with storage volumes, set up custom container networks, continuous integration, and deployment pipelines using VSTS, Azure, and Git* Deploy a composite container environment using Docker Compose on Windows* Learn to build applications using Microsoft's thinnest server platform - Nano Servers. Build custom Nano Server images and Nano Containers using Windows PowerShell and configure using PowerShell Core, DSCIn DetailWindows Server Containers are independent, isolated, manageable and portable application environments which are light weight and shippable. Decomposing your application into smaller manageable components or MicroServices helps in building scalable and distributed application environments. Windows Server Containers have a significant impact on application developers, development operations (DevOps) and infrastructure management teams. Applications can be built, shipped and deployed in a fast-paced manner on an easily manageable and updatable environment. Learning Windows Server Containers teaches you to build simple to advanced production grade container based application using Asp.Net Core, Visual Studio, Azure, Docker and PowerShell technologies. The book teaches you to build and deploy simple web applications as Windows and Hyper-V containers on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 on Azure. You will learn to build on top of Windows Container Base OS Images, integrate with existing images from Docker Hub, create custom images and publish to Hub. You will also learn to work with storage containers built using Volumes and SQL Server as container, create and configure custom networks, integrate with Redis Cache containers, configure continuous integration and deployment pipelines using VSTS and Git Repository. Further you can also learn to manage resources for a container, setting up monitoring and diagnostics, deploy composite container environments using Docker Compose on Windows and manage container clusters using Docker Swarm. The last chapter of the book focuses on building applications using Microsoft's new and thinnest server platform - Nano Servers. Style and approachThis hands-on tutorial helps you get started with Windows Server containers, the new trend in the container market. This example-driven guide is packed with real-world scenarios of Windows Server containers in production environments.
Virtualization, cloud, containers, server automation, and software-defined networking are meant to simplify IT operations. But many organizations adopting these technologies have found that it only leads to a faster-growing sprawl of unmanageable systems. This is where infrastructure as code can help. With this practical guide, author Kief Morris of ThoughtWorks shows you how to effectively use principles, practices, and patterns pioneered through the DevOps movement to manage cloud age infrastructure. Ideal for system administrators, infrastructure engineers, team leads, and architects, this book demonstrates various tools, techniques, and patterns you can use to implement infrastructure as code. In three parts, you'll learn about the platforms and tooling involved in creating and configuring infrastructure elements, patterns for using these tools, and practices for making infrastructure as code work in your environment. Examine the pitfalls that organizations fall into when adopting the new generation of infrastructure technologies Understand the capabilities and service models of dynamic infrastructure platforms Learn about tools that provide, provision, and configure core infrastructure resources Explore services and tools for managing a dynamic infrastructure Learn specific patterns and practices for provisioning servers, building server templates, and updating running servers
135,000 words... 2 Full-length Personal Training Guides in 1 Convenient Kit!Designed for anyone who wants to learn Windows PowerShell. Inside, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the training kit remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that this training kit is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource.After reading this training kit, you'll have a better understanding of using Windows PowerShell to work with and manage Windows. Techniques for working at the prompt and using scripts are covered extensively. Take control of Windows and Windows Server today using PowerShell!Includes the full contents of:Windows PowerShell: The Personal TrainerWindows PowerShell for Administration: The Personal TrainerWindows PowerShell Self-Study Training Kit starts by teaching you how to:Streamline daily tasks using cmdletsInitialize the scripting environmentFormat output and use output streamsExtend Windows PowerShellUse sessions and remotingExecute remote commands and schedule jobsManage computers using scriptsValidate PowerShell requirements while scriptingUse conditional statements to control script executionUse control loops to execute commands repeatedlyRecord PowerShell sessions using transcriptsManage blocks of commandsMore, more, moreThen Windows PowerShell Self-Study Training Kit shows you how to:Manage system configurationGather system informationInventory and evaluate computersWork with files, directories and drivesConfigure security permissions and auditingConfigure event loggingWrite custom eventsManage configuration of system servicesCreate and use restore pointsManage computer accounts and join computers to domainsManage running processes and servicesMonitor system performanceResolve performance issuesMore, more, more
Zero in on core command-line tools and techniques for administration for Windows and Windows Server while learning time-saving ways to extend your operational efficiency and reach over multiple domains and networks.With its comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, and documented examples, this book delivers the fast, accurate information you need to get the job done whether you're at your desk or in the field!Designed for anyone who wants to use Windows Command Line for managing Windows and Windows Server, this book will help you use event-logging tools to monitor and fine-tune system performance, gain control over disks beyond what you can do from the GUI, maintain network printers and print services, maintain Active Directory users and groups, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource.
Need a precise, focused training guide for Windows PowerShell?Get this 130-page Fast Start guide to quickly learn Windows PowerShell fundamentals. Regardless of whether you are an IT manager, developer, administrator or an advanced user, this Fast Start guide will help you learn the essential concepts needed to successfully work with Windows PowerShell. Covers all versions of Windows PowerShell, including PowerShell 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0. Use this guide with all current releases of Windows and Windows Server, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016.
Investigate and solve problems with Nginx-powered websites using a deep understanding of the underlying principles About This Book * Solve problems with your Nginx-powered websites before your audience notices anything * Peek into the Nginx architecture and gain knowledge that will help you be valuable to you in the long run * Gain knowledge of different types of problems in a step-by-step way Who This Book Is For The book is for technical specialists who already use Nginx to serve web pages for their users. Whether you are an experienced system administrator or a new professional, this book will help you do your job in the most efficient way. What You Will Learn * Detect and investigate problems with your web servers * Create correct and professional configuration files * Get an in-depth understanding of the web server software * Interpret Nginx log files easily and with actionable insights * Make your websites respond as fast as possible * Prevent problems by setting up proper monitoring and alerts In Detail Nginx is clearly winning the race to be the dominant software to power modern websites. It is fast and open source, maintained with passion by a brilliant team. This book will help you maintain your Nginx instances in a healthy and predictable state. It will lead you through all the types of problems you might encounter as a web administrator, with a special focus on performance and migration from older software. You will learn how to write good configuration files and will get good insights into Nginx logs. It will provide you solutions to problems such as missing or broken functionality and also show you how to tackle performance issues with the Nginx server. A special chapter is devoted to the art of prevention, that is, monitoring and alerting services you may use to detect problems before they manifest themselves on a big scale. The books ends with a reference to error and warning messages Nginx could emit to help you during incident investigations. Style and approach This comprehensive tutorial on Nginx troubleshooting takes an practical approach to guiding you through common issues in Nginx server.
Designed for anyone who wants to use Windows PowerShell to perform core administration tasks on computers running desktop and server editions of Windows. Inside Windows PowerShell for Administration, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible-making it a valuable resource.After reading this book, you'll have a better understanding of administration using Windows PowerShell. Techniques for working at the prompt and using scripts are covered extensively. Windows PowerShell for Administration starts by teaching you how to:Manage computers using scriptsValidate PowerShell requirements while scriptingUse conditional statements to control script executionUse control loops to execute commands repeatedlyRecord PowerShell sessions using transcriptsManage blocks of commandsThen Windows PowerShell for Administration shows you how to:Manage system configurationGather system informationInventory and evaluate computersWork with files, directories and drivesConfigure security permissions and auditingConfigure event loggingWrite custom eventsManage configuration of system servicesCreate and use restore pointsManage computer accounts and join computers to domainsManage running processes and servicesMonitor system performanceResolve performance issuesTake control of Windows and Windows Server today using PowerShell! Look also for Windows PowerShell: The Personal Trainer.
By covering both the early setup stages and advanced topics, this book suits web administrators who interested in solutions to optimize their infrastructure, whether you are looking into replacing your existing web server software or integrating a new tool to cooperate with applications that are already up and running. If you, your visitors, and your operating system have been disappointed by Apache, this book is exactly what you need.
Energy Efficient Servers: Blueprints for Data Center Optimization introduces engineers and IT professionals to the power management technologies and techniques used in energy efficient servers. The book includes a deep examination of different features used in processors, memory, interconnects, I/O devices, and other platform components. It outlines the power and performance impact of these features and the role firmware and software play in initialization and control. Using examples from cloud, HPC, and enterprise environments, the book demonstrates how various power management technologies are utilized across a range of server utilization. It teaches the reader how to monitor, analyze, and optimize their environment to best suit their needs. It shares optimization techniques used by data center administrators and system optimization experts at the world's most advanced data centers.