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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (10 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449307639
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449307639
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.5 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 795,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Configuration Management at Scale

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James Loope is the Operations Lead at Janrain. He is a specialist in scalable infrastructure, virtualization, cloud infrastructure and computer security.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By RandomHacks on 26 Sept. 2011
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I'm a big fan of everything O'Reilly but this book is a disgrace. At just 28 pages (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT - 28 PAGES!!!) most of my emails are longer than this. There is nothing in here you can't get from a quick scan of the docs or infact just read the man page. So, basically, don't waste your hard earn money.

p.s I am thinking of publishing this review, a few more sentences and I have book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rui Gouveia on 20 Jan. 2012
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I bought the book without noticing the number of pages.
When I opened the mail package, at first, I thought this was a joke. Where's the rest of the book. This must be only the introduction.

I hope this pages are GOLD material!!!

Rui Gouveia
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing, your mileage may vary 1 July 2011
By John Brady - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Managing Infrastructure with Puppet is an exceptionally short "book" from O'Reilly dealing with the configuration management framework "Puppet".

With a pagecount of 31 in the ebook edition and a listed price of approximately $25.00, that's about eighty cents per page, so my expectations were extremely high regarding this work.

Unfortunately, after installing the Puppet packages on an Ubuntu installation per the instructions on page 1, the example on page 3 failed to work for me, nor did any of the example code. I am not an inexperienced Linux user and yes, I know how to use Google, but I would expect a chapter titled "Getting Started" to have some clue as to things that might go wrong.

There may be wonderful information in this text, but after the initial failures my interest in it's content evaporated. Should I need information on Puppet, I'll consult the development wiki for the product, your mileage may vary with the success of your installation.

Overall disappointing and not recommended.

Disclaimer, I was provided access to an electronic copy of this book by O'Reilly Publishing for review purposes.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
30+ page pamphlet 7 July 2011
By Ravn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book has some good information, but with only 32 chapter pages there is really not that much of that. After all the book also attempts to provide an introduction to Puppet and that, besides being available from Puppet Labs, takes away 10 of those pages.

It probably should have been published with the O'Reilly "Pocket Guide" series, but then the price would have been about $10. Which would have been more appropriate.

The one star is just to bring balance to the total rating for this "book".
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
almost a ripoff 14 Oct. 2011
By Aldo - Published on Amazon.com
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There's some good information here but it really isn't a book, it's a small 31 page pamphlet. $15 is just a bizarre amount of money to charge for a pamphlet.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Slim strings. 14 Jan. 2012
By D. Rood - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has typos up the yang, is very VERY short, and is out of date with the latest puppet releases. I have a feeling the person (people) who wrote this were asked to on a hurried deadline rather than because of an intimate knowledge of the subject.

It is completely unusable in my occupation because of it's dated nature, as well as being so skimpy.

Caveat Emptor.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing .. 15 April 2012
By Peter Shipley - Published on Amazon.com
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I've only been using puppet for a week and after reading hundreds of screen fulls of puppet code i had a lot of questions.

This book did not even answer one of them. I would return for a refund it if I could.

I bought this book in hope of rounding my knowledge of puppet,to be honest I found this book shallow and lacking in detail and complexity of real world puppet modules.

Effectively only covering the most basic use of the puppet language,

Personally I expected more from an O'Reilly book
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