ISBN 9789350239902,Puppet Types And Providers

Puppet Types And Providers


Dan Bode


Shroff Publishers



Shroff Publishers

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789350239902

ISBN-10 9350239906


Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)


Puppets true power exists in the simple resource model it uses to manage the state of complex operating systems. This concise guide shows you how to extend that model and implement custom functionality on top of Puppet by working with the type and provider APIs.
Two experts from Puppet Labs explain the concepts behind these APIs and provide instructions and examples to help you write your own fully functional types and providers. You'll also delve into Puppets source code to get a better understanding of how types and providers are implemented internally. If you're familiar with basic Puppet concepts, you're ready to get started.

Learn the fundamental concepts behind resources and become familiar with the structure of Puppets Resource Model
Discover how the type API is used to create new resource types that Puppet can manage
Understand how providers interact with the system to achieve the desired state of a declared resource
Explore advanced features to get a more complete understanding of how Puppet works
Simplify the troubleshooting process when developing types and providers.