Puppet is an open source software configuration management tool. There are many ways in which Puppet can simplify and improve your system administration workflow. This use case explores the topic of using Puppet for managing your infrastructure needs.
Use Foreman to Manage Puppet on Ubuntu 16.04
Foreman is a powerful web-based GUI tool which can be used to manage Puppet infrastructure, including Puppet nodes. In addition to Puppet, Foreman can also manage TFTP, DHCP, DNS, Ansible, Salt, and Chef. This makes it a very useful tool for server administrators who want to simplify and automate the process of managing servers.
Managing Servers with Puppet
Puppet is a server administration tool which automates the process of launching, configuring, and managing servers. Puppet lets you set up servers, install and configure packages, and make sure everything is working. If you are accustomed to performing these tasks by hand every time you launch a server, Puppet can save you a great deal of time and effort in the long run.
Get the IONOS Puppet Cloud Server Module
Learn how to install the IONOS Puppet module, which leverages deployment of IONOS Cloud servers from a Puppet manifest file and command-line interface.
Use the IONOS Puppet Cloud Server Module
The IONOS Puppet module relies on the IONOS Cloud API to manage IONOS servers. A Puppet manifest file can be used to describe a desired infrastructure including servers, data center locations for the servers, CPU units, virtual cores, memory, states and other properties. The infrastructure deployment can then be easily automated using Puppet.