The Linux Admin Show

A podcast for Linux Admins

Episode 4 - Eric Sorenson of Puppet Labs

The Show

This week I talked to Eric Sorenson of Puppet Labs about the Puppet configuration management software.


Closing Thoughts

I’ve used Puppet a bit before, but this conversation taught me a lot about the flexibility of Puppet, such as masterless deploys, running from cron instead of as a daemon, and some of the thinking behind the design.

As Eric said early in the interview, configuration management is an important thing to do. You can start as slowly as you need to. Everything you put under management is one less thing that you have to worry about.

Of course, if something’s under Puppet management it means you have to either backport all your manual changes to the manifest, or they’ll be undone the next time Puppet runs. But this discipline ensures that changes are made correctly.

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