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[just.few.tuts] Puppet ~ Beginner’s Concept Guide (Part 4) Where Is My Data?

Posted in Blogroll, tutorial with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by abhishekkr [26/July/2013]

beginners concept guide (Part 4)

Where is my Data?

When I started my Puppet-ry, the examples I used to see had all configuration data buried inside the DSL code of manifests, people were trying to use inheritance to push down data. Then got to see a design pattern in puppet manifests keeping out separate parameters manifest for configuration variables. Then came along the External Data lookup via CSV files as a Puppet function. Then with enhancements in puppet and other modules came along more.

Below are few usable to fine ways utilizing separate data sources within your manifests,

Here, we will see usage styles of data for Puppet Manifests, Extlookup CSV, Hiera, Plug-in Facts and PuppetDB.


It is the very basic way of separating out data from your functionality code, and the preferred way for in-future growing value-set type of data. It will keep it separate from the code since start.


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[just.few.tuts] Beginner’s Guide to OpenStack : Basics #Part.1

Posted in Blogroll, tutorial with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by abhishekkr [17/Apr/2013]

OpenStack ( is an OpenSource cloud computing platform that can be used to build up a Public and Private cloud. As in weaving of various technological components to provide a capability to…..

# Quick Hands-On
DevStack ( gives you the easiest fastest way to get all OpenStack components installed,…..

# Components?

OpenStack Cloud Platform constitutes of mainly following components:

Message Queue Service is used by most of the OpenStack Compute services to communicate with each other using AMQP (Advanced Message Queue Protocol) supporting async calls and callbacks.

# Weaving of Components

asciigram: openstack ~ evolution mode, how varied components are connected

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[just.few.tuts] Puppet ~ Beginners Concept Guide [Part#3] :: Modules much more

Posted in AbhishekKr, Blogroll, tutorial with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by abhishekkr [5/August/2012]


here some time on the practices to prefer while writing most of your modules

[] HowTo Write Good Puppet Modules  
(so everyone could use it and you could use it everywhere)

  • platform-agnostic
    With change in Operating System …..
  • untangled puppet strings
    You are…..
  • no data in c~o~d~e
    Now when you are…..
  • puppet-lint
    To keep the …..
  • do-undo-redo
    It’s suggested to …..

[] More about Modules  (moreover…..)
Where to get…..

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[just-few-tuts] A Beginner’s Concept Guide for Puppet [part#1]

Posted in AbhishekKr, Blogroll, tutorial with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by abhishekkr [29/May/2012]

Puppet beginners concept guide (Part 1)
[] What  it  is?  When  is  it  required?  (for all new guys, who came here while just browsing internet)
Puppet is an…..

[] Quickie.
Install …..

[] Dumb  usage  structure.

[] How  it  evolves?
Now, as any …..

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